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For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 580 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 630 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 680 EUROS
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Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio tour offers the opportunity to explore two of the best of Umbria and Lazio regions destinations.
Just a short journey north of Rome lies the enchanting little hill town of Orvieto. Close by is the postcard-perfect village of Civita de Bagnoregio.
Together, our Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Day Tour from Rome or Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia is a delightful day trip into the beautiful and relaxing countryside of Lazio and Umbria away from the exciting hustle and bustle of Rome.
We will begin by taking a scenic two-hour drive to Orvieto, a town perched high atop a hill. Orvieto is impressively situated above a volcanic plug, which is a volcanic landform created when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano.
Upon arrival, we will visit the stunning Cathedral in Orvieto, which was built in the fourteenth century.
Pope Urban IV ordered the construction of the cathedral to provide a beautiful, holy place for the Corporal of Bolsena.
The Corporal of Bolsena was a miracle that is said to have occurred in the town of Bolsena in 1263. The Corporal is the small cloth upon which the host and the chalice are placed during the Roman Catholic Eucharist.
It was believed that this particular Corporal had drops of blood on it, thus substantiating the Roman Catholic belief that the bread and wine used in the observation of the Eucharist become the literal body and blood of Christ. The Corporal is still held in a reliquary in the center of the cathedral and brought out for various religious observances.
The cathedral’s façade contains many of the elements of design that were common to religious construction from the 14th to the 20th century.
The cathedral’s construction was begun in 1290 and lasted for almost 300 years. During the course of that time, the design evolved from Romanesque to Gothic.
Many significant works of art can be found in the cathedral, and a visit to the Chapel of the Madonna di San Brizio is a must-see. It contains frescoes begun by Fra Angelico and finished by Signorelli.
The frescoes represent many events in Christianity including the Apocalypse and the Last Judgment. They begin with the Preaching of the Antichrist and continue to Doomsday and the Resurrection of the Flesh.
Orvieto has several excellent restaurants where you will enjoy your lunch, and then you may want to take the opportunity to visit some of the several ceramic shops or sample the local wine only available in Orvieto.
The excellent wines are mainly white wines made from a blend of mostly Grechetto and Trebbiano. The region has been producing wine since the middle ages, and today’s white Orvieto is dry, but a semi-sweet style, known as Orvieto Abboccato, and dolce (sweet), are also produced in small quantities.
Civita di Bagnoregio is a small ancient village that clings to the precipice of the steep hill it sits on, a small island in an eerie sea of uninhabitable landscape that makes up the surrounding valleys.
For this reason, views of Civita di Bagnoregio from across the valley are incredibly picturesque. This is also one of the most popular villages featured in postcards from Italy.
Civita di Bagnoregio is a traffic-free community and can be reached only by a footbridge suspended in the air. Perhaps for this reason, and its complete isolation from the real world, only about 20 people live here year-round.
Originally, Civita di Bagnoregio was connected to the bigger town of Bagnoregio, (hence the name, Civita of Bagnoregio) but eventually, the saddle that connected the two towns eroded and now the footbridge connects Civita and Bagnoregio.
Civita di Bagnoregio was founded by the Etruscans on a hill of ‘tuff’. Tuff (from the Italian "tufo") is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption.
There are several delightful shops and some of the architecture spans several thousand years.
The residents are devoted stewards of this village, meticulously caring for it and its appearance. Although it appears this town has miraculously survived the passage of time clinging to life with sheer determination, it’s actually a dying city, destined to one day perish.
The town was placed on the World Monuments Fund's 2006 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites, due to the threats it faces from erosion and unregulated tourism.
** While Civita di Bagnoregio is beautiful and popular, visiting this village can be strenuous for visitors with mobility concerns who cannot walk long distances uphill and downhill. Visitors will have to walk extensively from the designated parking area downhill to the footbridge, then proceed across a tall footbridge at an incline to reach the village. The same will be required to return back to the vehicle. The overall walking can take about 20 minutes each way, downhill and uphill. Please evaluate your personal physical level and stamina before booking this tour as it can be strenuous for some travelers with mobility concerns.
From here your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Rome aiming to arrive by approximately 5 PM.
Thank you for booking our Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour, and for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your tours in Rome and beyond. We hope to see you in Italy very soon!
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Payment for this Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
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A fee of approximately 5 Euros Per Person was set up to cross the footbridge into Civita di Bagnoregio. The fee helps offset the costs of preserving this ancient town. ** Bridge crossing fees can change without notice and cannot be guaranteed to remain the same.
Visiting Civita di Bagnoregio requires extensive walking from the permitted parking area that's about a 10-minute down hill walking distance from the footbridge (as mandated by the city of Bagnoregio), then additional several minutes of walking across the elevated footbridge to access Civita di Bagnoregio. Allow approximately 20 minutes of walking to reach Civita di Bagnoregio from the parked vehicle, and then the same distance back.
You will also be walking at an incline and decline. This tour may not be suitable for travelers with mobility concerns. The footbridge may also be slippery when wet from rain. Please evaluate your personal level of stamina and ability before booking this tour to determine if this activity is suitable for you. Visiting Civita di Bagnoregio is not suitable for wheelchair users.
If you choose to book this tour as a Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia, this extensive walking will reduce your overall sightseeing opportunities due to the strict cruise ship schedules.
Day Tours from Rome hotel, your driver will meet you inside your hotel lobby, or area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&Bs without a lobby, your driver will meet you at your address outside the main entrance.
* If your hotel/accommodation is situated on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park the vehicle as close as lawfully possible and will meet you on foot at your Address. From there, your driver will accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door-to-door service may not be possible on streets or in areas that are restricted to traffic or stops.
* This Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.
Italy laws permit only licensed tour guides to accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. To be compliant with Italy laws, your driver cannot lawfully guide you into the sites and will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF-TOUR away from the vehicle.
Reviews from our Customers
Caesar was our driver and did a wonderful time. He was very knowledgeable and also punctual. We enjoyed our day to the fullest. Thank you!
Hello, We had a great driver: personable, helpful. The tour was everything we had hoped for; the towns were historical, interesting, and charming. I would recommend your company to my friends. We all loved Italy; hopefully we can return sometime in the future. Best wishes,
Stefano, our driver was very kind and personable. He drove safely and even came back the next morning to drop off a bag of souvenirs I accidentally left in the vehicle. Great service and really enjoyed the trip
Vincenzo was a great driver! We enjoyed his narrative and his humor.
We took a day trip tp Orvietto and Civita di Bagnoreggio with StefanoRome tours. Ceasar was our driver for the day, and a great host. Polite, punctual, personable, accommodating and informative, he helped us pace ourselves, gave us great recommendations for eating places, and other potential sightseeing opportunities for future consideration, and made sure we got to see everything wanted to in the time we had on the day. He was indispensable as our translator too, and assisted us booking tours at the sites we visited that day. We enjoyed our excursion,and would definitely consider using ...
Your driver, Dave, was top-notch in every way. He was knowledgable, pleasant, helpful and professional. Dave assisted us in making a lunch recommendation in Oriveto. When we asked to extend the tour by an extra hour - he willingly arranged this too. Overall superb service - We travelled 5 weeks in Italy and did a number of tours with different companies and the one organized with your company was by far our best tour.
Our driver was awesome, she really helped us feel like VIP's. She organized us cold water after walking in the heat, helped us with lunch reservations (and the lunch was fantastic). My wife and all three of my boys all said that they want more of the similar tours in future.
Tour to Orvieto from Rome ship port
class all the way! Spent a wonderful day touring Citivicha and Orvieto. Highly recommend!
Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio 22nd October 2018
When our cruise ship returned to Civitavecchia I wondered what we could do for the day as we had spent 4 days in Rome precruise. We were lucky to join 3 other couples for a day trip to the Umbria area and visit both Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. We were met dockside by Michael our driver and headed to Civita di Bagnoregio - what an extraordinary location - an ancient little village clinging to the precipice of the hill. We walked across the bridge (euro5 per person) and up and into the walled city. We had in total around an hour here - the architecture (buildings and streetscape) are stunn ...
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Daytrip from Rome to Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoreggio
We took a day trip tp Orvietto and Civita di Bagnoreggio with StefanoRome tours. Ceasar was our driver for the day, and a great host. Polite, punctual, personable, accommodating and informative, he helped us pace ourselves, gave us great recommendations for eating places, and other potential sightseeing opportunities for future consideration, and made sure we got to see everything wanted to in the time we had on the day. He was indispensable as our translator too, and assisted us booking tours at the sites we visited that day. We enjoyed our excursion,and would definitely consider using Stefan ...
It was my last day of my holiday, my cruise ship arrived at Civitavecchia port at 5 am and my flight left at 10 pm. I didn't want to drag my suitcase around all day so I booked a private tour. It was expensive because I was travelling by myself but it was worth every euro. Vincenzo was punctual, smartly dressed, polite and very informative. He took me out to the beautiful countryside to Orvieto and Bagnoregio. Both towns were lovely but Bagnoregio was like something out of a fairytale sitting on top of a mountain with a walled surround and absolutely stunning views. I enjoyed every moment and ...
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We scheduled a day trip to Civita di Bagnoregio and Orvieto as a break from our city tours in Rome, and it was perfect. Giuliano was courteous and professional and took every opportunity to provide us with outstanding service. We had a magical lunch at a spot he reserved and he even helped us find a store we where we could replace specialty camera equipment that my son broke accidentally (not easy to do during the local holiday season). We planned a second day with Stefano Rome as we needed transportation to the Vatican and the port for the last portion of our vacation. Rossella picked us up ...