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High atop a rocky outcrop in the Umbrian countryside the discerning traveler will find Orvieto. This small village boasts one of the most striking cathedrals in Italy and should be on the itinerary for those who wish to see memorable frescoes, stunning architecture and beautiful countryside. Reserving a room in one of Orvieto hotels is made easy by using Venere who can put you where you want to be. Their wide selection of hotels, featuring not just descriptions but photos and genuine reviews, means you can make an informed choice as to location, amenities and price.

What's Orvieto Like?

The Duomo di Orvieto, with its Gothic facade soaring seven stories high should be on every traveler's list of cathedrals to see in Italy. Inside one can see The Corporal of Bolsena, and in Chapel of San Brizio spectacular frescoes painted by Luca Signorell. The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a feat of engineering ordered by Pope Clement VII to ensure the village would never run out of water if attacked. Orvieto means 'ancient city' so it is no surprise that archaeologists have found artifacts from the Etruscan era some 700 BC in and around the city. Beneath Orvieto are caves and tunnels carved into volcanic rock. Once used by townspeople to hide from attackers, now visitors can tour this maze of tunnels. They also store the local Classico wine there. Atop the Maurizio Tower, across the Piazza del Duomo, is Orvieto's symbol, a bronze automaton. Start exploring the many historical and cultural facets of the town while staying at a Venere hotel.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Orvieto

The village of Orvieto is proud to be part of the cittàslow or (slow food movement. For the traveler this means good local food which is prepared with passion, and eaten with adoration. Meats such as pigeon, wild boar, and rabbit are their specialities. The pasta umbrichelli was invented in Orvieto and is still a favorite there. The locally produced and world famous Classico wine is served with pride. One of the best times to view the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Plaza) is early on a summer's evening when the golden light casts a warm glow across the front of its grand facade. March to June is an excellent time to visit to see wild flowers in the surrounding countryside. The calendar of activities in Orvieto is full from Spring to Autumn, and reserving a hotel room in advance through Venere is advisable to ensure you don't miss out .