The town of Orvieto is known as the pearl of the Umbrian region, and on this tour you will explore this beautiful Etruscan town and sample some of its local wines.
You will meet your personal guide who will first take you to a high lookout for a magnificent view of this majestic town that dominates the valley below. Orvieto boasts Etruscan origins, and examples of this can be found in its museums.Walking with your guide, you will be able to admire the well-known Pozzo di San Patrizio (St. Patrick's well), a masterpiece of engineering constructed by Antonio di Sangallo during the mid 1500's. Next stop is the remains of the nearby Tempio del Belvedere (Temple of Belvedere), a structure believed to date back to the 5th century AD and dedicated to Tinia (the Etruscan Zeus).
You will then arrive at the splendid Duomo, a masterful example of central Italian gothic architecture whose construction dates back to the turn of the 13th century. Its rare mosaics, precious marble, its marvelous rose windows and above all, its many frescoes will all leave you breathless. Created by Luca Signorelli, these amazing frescoes were used as models by Michelangelo before the creation of the Sistine Chapel.After the visit to this Etruscan jewel, your personal driver will accompany you to Bagnoregio, a small town of Lombard origins, where you will enjoy a wonderful lunch in one of the most well-known restaurants in the area. Here, the cuisine is simple with traditional dishes of Viterbo; you can enjoy piciarelli (local pasta made with water and flour), wild boar, truffle and fungo porcino (boletus mushroom). For wine lovers, there is an excellent and abundant tasting list, with many local wines such as the famous Orvieto Classico or the EST EST EST di Montefiascone.All of this is seasoned with a splendid panoramic view from the restaurant's exclusive location. In the afternoon you can enjoy a walk around the village, discovering many of its hidden, evocative corners.After this extraordinary experience, you will return to your hotel with memories that will have satisfied all of the five senses.