Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio

Visit the jewels of Umbria and Roman Countryside on our private tour by car

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM

highlights

  • Experience an unforgettable day tour to the heart of Umbria and the Roman Countryside
  • Explore Orvieto, the jewel of Umbria that overlooks verdant hills and valleys
  • Delight in the local cuisine and wines of Umbria during your visit in Orvieto
  • Stroll through the enchanting ancient village of Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Tour comfortably in your private deluxe vehicle and personal English speaking Driver
  • Convenient pick up and drop off at your Rome Hotel or Civitavecchia Cruise Port
  • * To access Civita di Bagnoregio you are required to walk across the long footbridge that is at an incline as the village is not accessible by vehicle. See Photos

itinerary

  • Civita di Bagnoreggio
  • Orvieto

included

  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • Personal English speaking Driver
  • All applicable Taxes
  • Highway tolls, parking fees, road expenses

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Licensed Tour Guide / Walking Tours
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

description

 

ORVIETO & CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO TOUR PRICE LIST 

 

DAY TOUR FROM ROME HOTEL


For up to 3 Persons from Rome Hotel:  450 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel:  500 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel:  600 EUROS

 

SHORE EXCURSION FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT

For up to 3 Persons from Civitavecchia Port:  500 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia Port:  550 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia Port:  600 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia Port:  700 EUROS

 

* DATES on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.

 
 Enjoy a visual journey on our Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour VIDEO:

 

Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio tour offer 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. 

 

ORVIETO - the jewel of Umbria


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.

 

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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.

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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 -  the most unique Medieval hamlet in Italy!


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, that only about 20 people live here year around.

 

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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.

 

Stefano Rome Tours to Civita di Bagnoregio Orvieto

 

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.

Please note that since Civita di Bagnoregio prohibits vehicles, visitors will have a 500 yard walk mostly uphill across a tall footbridge to get to the village. The enormous number of tourists who visit Civita di Bagnoregio each year will say that the walk is well worth the experience.

From here your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Rome (or your cruise ship in Civitavecchia if you select this tour as a Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia).


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! 

Guests who booked this Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour, also enjoyed the following Day tours from Rome and benefited from our MULTIPLE TOUR DISCOUNT. Inquire within for Multiple Tour Special Offers

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Important Information


Please READ the important information below as well as Read & Accept our  TERMS OF SERVICE  and Privacy Policy prior to placing your reservation request(s).
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

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.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration. 
 

EMAIL INQUIRIES / BOOKING REQUESTS

Please allow up to 24 hours for email correspondences in response to email inquiries and tour reservation requests.

We reply to ALL emails and booking requests we receive. If you don't receive correspondence from us within 24-48 hours please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, or send us an email from a different E-mail account.  


BRIDGE CROSSING FEE:  

A fee of 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.

 

MEETING POINTS TO MEET YOUR DRIVER 

 

At ROME HOTEL / ACCOMMODATION:

Day Tours from Rome hotel, your driver will meet you inside your hotel lobby, or area permitted by your hotel.

For Apartments or B&B’s 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. 

MEETING POINT AT CIVITAVECCHIA CRUISE PORT

For Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Cruise Ship at your Tour pick up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.

Please do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the Cruise port.

Look for the driver in the same area as ALL the private drivers will be waiting for their clients to be disembarked.

 

YOUR STEFANO ROME TOURS DRIVER

* This Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour tour provides an English speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide.

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.

 

TIPS FOR ORVIETO AND CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO TOUR:

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing on this and any day tours.
  • Be sure to bring your cameras for plenty of photo and video opportunities.
  • Civita di Bagnoregio may not be suitable for visitors with mobility issues, difficulty walking long distance or walking uphill, or using a wheelchair (due to the incline of the footbridge that presents various challenges).
  • Civita di Bagnoregio is not recommended to visit on rainy days as the footbridge may be slippery walking on the incline.
  • If you wish to book Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio  Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Cruise Port, the longer driving time would reduce your overall sightseeing time in each town.

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