Essential Orvieto Information
Things to do
Orvieto Area - the Province of Terni The area surrounding the town of Orvieto is situated in the southwest of Umbria; frequently referred to as “the green heart of Italy” as it does not have a coastline. The area receives many visitors but has managed to remain unspoiled with its rolling hills, valleys, streams and beautiful woods. There are numerous beautiful hilltop towns in Terni, all of which have an abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, and Orvieto is a particularly breathtaking one. Take a good pair of walking shoes, as this stunningly beautiful region is best seen on foot as much as possible.Read more
SHOPPING SUPERMARKETS There are a few large supermarkets which have the opening hours of 8.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 20.00.The main one is at Orvieto Scalo, near the railway station. This is a COOP supermarket open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 20.00 and on Sundays only in the morning until 13.00: Coop P.zza del Commercio, 2 Tel: +39 0763302473 GROCERY SHOPS Grocery shops are a little more expensive but give you a good idea of the Italian village life. Sometimes they will have better products than the big supermarkets. Orvieto is also filled with small corner grocery stores. Gastronomia Carraro Italian delicatessen shop Corso Cavour, 101 +39 0763 342870 WINE SHOPS Orvieto is a town not only renowed for its Etruscan origins and the marvellous cathedral but also for its delicious wine. Orvieto Classico is the most famous: it is a dry white wine, clean and somewhat delicate, very pleasant as an aperitif in hot weather. It is possible to buy other very good Orvieto wines in the town in wine shops (Enoteca). La Loggia Enoteca Specialized in the niche market of “fine wines”. Corso Cavour, 135 +39 0763 341657 Their web site: click here Their wine price list: click here Closed Wednesday afternoon Enoteca Tozzi Piazza Del Duomo, 13 +39 0763 344393 BAR AND CAFES Caffé Montanucci internet café, terrace in the summer, good pastry and chocolate Corso Cavour, 21 Tel.+39 0763/341261 Closed Wednesday Gelateria Pasqualetti The best ice-cream in town Piazza Duomo, 14 Orvieto tel:+39 0763 341034 INTERNET POINTS Mail Boxes Etc. C.so Cavour 279/281 Tel.: 0763-393440 For more info click here Caffe' Montanucci Corso Cavour, 21 tel:+39 0763 341261 Closed Wednesday Pizzeria Charlie WI-FI connection available Corso Cavour, 194 tel: +39 0763 344766 Closed Tuesday THEATRE The Teatro Mancinelli hosts regular seasons of prose (Stagione Teatrale), operas, festivals and concerts (Umbria Jazz Winter - for more info about Umbria Jazz Winter click here, Stagione della Musica d’Autore), ballets and other theatrical performances and cabaret. It is also possible to visit the theatre: Info: +39 0763 340493 Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org For more info about the theatre click here BANKS Orvieto has many banks, most are open in the mornings until 13.30 and then again for an hour in the afternoons. The afternoon opening times vary from bank to bank. Here is a list of Banks in the centre of Orvieto: BANCA COMMERCIALE ITALIANA - INTESABCI via Garibaldi, 41 tel. +39 0763/344681 BANCA DI ROMA corso Cavour, 62 tel. +39 0763/393496 MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA via Garibaldi, 24 tel. +39 0763/39821 BANCA NAZIONALE DEL LAVORO via di Piazza del Popolo tel. +39 0763/344833 - 344855 CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI ORVIETO p.zza della Repubblica, 21 tel. 0763/399001 MASS There are many churches in Orvieto which have regular masses. There are also masses held in the Cathederal at Piazza del Duomo every Sunday morning at 8.30/10/12 and weekdays at 9. PETROL STATIONS There are many petrol stations that operate a 24 hour machine service, you will need a 5, 10 or 20 Euro note when they are closed. They are normally open Monday to Saturday 07.30/12.30 and 15.30/19.30. Carabinieri EMERGENCY Carabinieri tel. 112 Polizia Urbana CORPO DI GUARDIA (Emergency) Piazza della Repubblica, 7 tel.+39 0763/343724 FIRE ALERT EMERGENCY RESCUE tel. 115 TOURIST OFFICE Piazza Duomo, 20 tel. +39 0763/341772 - 341911 - 343658 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Monday – Friday 8am – 1.50pm / 4-7pm Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10am – 1pm / 3-6pm Closed December 25th. TAXIS Piazza Matteotti, 15 – Orvieto Scalo tel. +39 0763/301903 Piazza della Repubblica – Orvieto tel. 0763/342613 Giulio Moncelsi tel. +39 360/433057 (night service also) CAR RENTAL HertzOrvieto 100 mts from the Railway Station Via VII Martiri, 32F- 05018 Orvieto Scalo Tel. +39 0763301303 AvisAutonoleggio Viale 1° maggio, 57 - Orvieto Tel. +39 0763390030 TOLL PARKING PARCHEGGIO "EX CAMPO DELLA FIERA" places n. 490 on two floors - from the parking there is an escalator and an elevator that comfortably lead to the centre of Orvieto. OPENING HOURS from 7.00 to 2.00 every day tel. +39 0763341774 FREE PARKING Parking at Via Roma - Orvieto Centre (No camper) Railway station parking - Orvieto Scalo (also for campers) from where there is the funicular to the centre of Orvieto ACI Breakdown rescue ACI : tel. 116 OFFICINA SOCCORSO STRADALE Via Montevettore - ORVIETO SCALO tel. +39 0763/305716 - +39 335/8333631 HOSPITAL Via Sette Martiri, 7 +39 0763 3071 FIRST AID STATION via Sette Martiri, 7 - 05019 CICONIA tel. +39 0763/307366 AMBULANCE tel. 118 CHEMISTS There are a number of chemists in Orvieto. On Sundays and holidays there will be only one open, you can find out which by checking a notice that is found outside all chemists. Here is a list of chemists in the centre: Farmacia BONIFAZI corso Cavour, 89 tel. +39 0763/344100 Farmacia COMUNALE via C. Manente, 3 tel. +39 0763/342568 Farmacia GAMMAROTA corso Cavour, 33 tel. +39 0763/341726 Farmacia ZANCHI corso Cavour, 171 tel. +39 0763/341747 MARKETS There is a market every Thursday and Saturday morning until 13.30 at Piazza del Popolo close to the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo (Congress Centre). POST OFFICE Largo M. Ravelli tel. +39 0763/39831 open from Monday to Friday from 8 to 18.30 and on Saturdays until 12.30. MUSEUM INFO CARTA ORVIETO UNICA is a pre-paid card that gives the bearer access to the monuments of Orvieto. Where to buy it: currently the card is for sale at the sales point that has been installed specially in the railway station parking, as well as at the Servizio Turistico Orvietano in Piazza Duomo. Cost: full € 12.50 reduction € 10.50 (students, the elderly, groups of over 15 people) free(children under 5 years old). MUSEUMS AND SIGHTSEEINGS Museo Faina The Museo Faina contains one of Italy’s finest archaeological collections, brought together by two aristocrats, Mauro and Eugenio Faina, who from 1864 went personally on digs and acquired items on the open market. This is considered one of the most important collections in Umbria. You will find excellent examples of Etruscan sculpture and pottery. Located in Palazzo Faina, the Museo Claudio Faina is directly opposite the Duomo and extends on two floors of the building. OPENING HOURS APRIL / SEPTEMBER 9.30am – 6pm GUIDED TOURS: 11am and 4pm OCTOBER / MARCH 10am – 5pm GUIDED TOURS: 11am and 3pm NOVEMBER / FEBRUARY Closed Mondays PRICES: single € 4.50 reductions € 3 (bus and funicular ticket holders, elderly, children 7/12, groups: schools, families, adults) guided tours are available at an extra charge of € 1 (groups of at least 15 people) also at times other than those listed. Museo Emilio Greco The Museo Emilio Greco is housed in the 14th century Palazzo Soliano, next to the Duomo.The museum holds an imposing collection of 32 bronze sculptures and 60graphic works that include etchings, prints and drawings donated to the city by Emilio Greco, the sculptor of the bronze doors of the Duomo. OPENING HOURS OCTOBER - MARCH Open every day: 10.30am-1pm / 2-5.30pm APRIL - SEPTEMBER Monday-Friday: 10.30am-1pm / 2-6.30pm Holidays and Saturdays: 10.30am-1pm / 2-7pm Info: Museo Emilio Greco Piazza Duomo Tel. +39 0763344605 ORVIETO UNDERGROUND A second city beneath the Orvieto that stands above ground. Most of this fascinating network of passages and underground streets is today open to the public and easily accessible. In just one hour visitors can get a good idea of what this surprising ’underground city’ really is. OPENING HOURS EVERY DAY 11am and 12.15pm / 4 and 5.15pm departure from Piazza Duomo, 24 guided tours in Italian, English, German other times available on request PRICES: single € 5.50 reductions € 4.50 (groups of over 20 people, Pozzo della Cava ticket holders) reductions € 3.50 (students, Carta d’Argento holders) free (children under 5 years old) Info: Orvieto Underground Piazza Duomo, 24 tel. +39 0763/344891 tel. +39 339/7332764 tel. +39 347/3831472 For more info about Orvieto Underground click here ST PATRICK'S WELL Built in 1527 by order of Pope Clement VII, the Pozzo di San Patrizio was designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger to supply water to the city in the event of siege.The ingenious design of the well uses two opposite doors that lead to spiralling staircases down to the water, for a total of 248 steps, built in such a way that those descending with their mules or donkeys would never meet those ascending in the opposite direction. OPENING HOURS APRIL / SEPTEMBER 10am - 6:45pm OCTOBER / MARCH 10am - 5:45pm PRICES: single € 3.50 reductions € 2.50 (groups, students, the elderly, children, disabled) THE TORRE DEL MORO Tickets are on sale at the entrance but it is worth bearing in mind that this monument is one of the four sights included in the Carta Unica Città di Orvieto round ticket. Torre del Moro can be mounted either on foot or with the aid of an elevator for part of the way.It is really worth it with clear weather for the stunning view of the town and the countryside around it. OPENING HOURS MARCH /APRIL- SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER 10am – 7pm MAY / AUGUST 10am – 8pm NOVEMBER / FEBRUARY 10:30am – 1pm / 2:30 – 5pm TICKETS Full € 2.80 ETRUSCAN TOMBS On the northwest road that leads to the funicular, there are a series of Etruscan Tombs. The contents of the tombs are in museums around the world, including Orvieto. TRANSPORT INFO From the railway station you can reach the centre of Orvieto by using the FUNICOLAR + MINIBUS. FUNICULAR RUNNING TIMES Weekdays: from 7.20am to 8.30pm every 10 minutes Holidays: from 8am to 8.30pm every 15 minutes The funicular runs coincide with the Line A and Line B minibus rides into and from the old town centre. Bicycles are allowed on the funicular in the following cases: PLANNED RUNS: MAX 4 BICYCLES WITH 35 ON BOARD AT MOST EXTRA RUNS(only bikers) MAX 12 BICYCLES The cost for bringing the bicycle on the funicular is € 0.80 RAILWAY STATION The railway station is only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Orvieto, reachable even by the funicular in 2 minutes. There are trains to Rome and to Florence every hour. For more info about trains click here: http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.htmlRead more
Ristorante La Pergola Family run restaurant which offers traditional Orvieto cuisine. The welcoming dining room accommodates up to fifty people and there is also available a covered courtyard (veranda), ideal for al-fresco dining. The menu is based on local products, such as wild boar, truffles, pork and beef. The restaurant is on the "Artisans Street" (Via de' Magoni), just 80 meters away from the splendid Duomo cathedral. Closed on Wednesday. Via de’ Magoni, 9/B Orvieto (Tr) Tel. +39 0763 343065Read more
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