Choosing a place to spend two weeks when you have not been in the area before can be a hit and miss proposition. It turns out that in the Tuscany/Umbria area, it would be hard to make a mistake. Still, Orvieto turned out to be an excellent choice. We were able to make easy day trips to several other towns in the area including Lucca, Assisi, Gubbio and the resort town of Lake Bolsena. And Orvieto itself has a lot to offer. We spent several days just exploring the town itself without ever having a bother with finding something new to see.
|Our home in Orvieto|
|Notice the new interchange being built. |
It will save about 15 minutes travel time.
|Orvieto Scalo, the new part of town|
|A modern crucifix|
|One of many street cafes|
|Inside another cafe where we had some excellent lasagna|
|St. George and the dragon|
|Advertisement for a woodworking shop|
|The outer wall of St. Patrick's Well|
|Entrance to the park overlooking Orvieto Scalo|