Seniors, You Visited Roma But Did You Get to Orvieto?

The city of Orvieto is located in central region of Italy called Umbria, which is most commonly known as The Green Heart of Italy. Orvieto, a city that has a tremendous character, is one of the most attractive cities in Italy for senior citizens to visit. Tripadvisor always gives you plenty of ideas to keep you occupied on your visit to the city.

Senior visitors remark that you cannot find a thing wrong with the medieval center of Orvieto, where some 23,000 souls live atop a tufa outcropping, La Rupe, that rises majestically from the verdant Umbrian countryside.

The NY Times finds that medieval is still very big in Orvieto. The Gothic Duomo offers not only world-class frescoes and sculpture but also a miracle involving a rivalry with the neighboring town of Bolsena.

Where Can Seniors Find Orvieto?

Orvieto is in the southwest of central Italy’s Umbria region. It’s about 60 miles north of Rome, just off the A1 toll road between Rome and Florence. Orvieto, on the Florence – Rome line, is easily reached by train. Its train station is in the lower town, connected to the upper town by a funicular.

Elevators and escalators help transport senior visitors to the historic center, which is closed to non-resident traffic. Getting to and eating in Orvieto for many senior gourmets will be a highlight of your visit as these folks discovered. They share a most interesting blog and truly great pictures.  Senior visitors can do some serious shopping in Orvieto.

Orvieto is a city and commune in Province of Terni, southwestern Umbria, Italy situated on the flat summit of a large volcanic butte. The city of Orvieto has a long and extensive history, dating to the Estrucans. The city shows traces of every phase of history for the past three thousand years, culminating in its magnificent cathedral.

There are  some terrific guided walks available that include underground passages and the Torre del Moro. Tourists should on no account miss Orvieto if they are visiting Umbria or southern Tuscany.

The tufa butte on which Orvieto is located is itself riddled with tunnels and wells dating from Etruscan times to only a couple of hundred years ago. So don’t miss Orvieto if you are anywhere close to Umbria in central Italy.  You’ll find that your stop will be well worth the couple of days you will want to spend there. jeb



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