Orvieto villas - quality villas near a classic hill town!
The land on which Orvieto is situated has long been known as one of the most
dramatic sites in Europe.
This town in the Italian province of Umbria rests on
the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff, rising above the nearly
vertical tuff cliffs that are matched by defensive walls built of the same
volcanic stone. An Orvieto villa
will provide pure candy for the history lover,
as the town was originally founded on top of the bluff by the Etruscans with the
purpose of being an impregnable defensive escape. Today, the town is an escape
of a different sort, with its breathtaking views and the impressive Duomo
d'Orvieto, a cathedral from the 14th century that is visible from miles away.
The town has numerous other historical and cultural treasures, like its Medieval
Quarter, the Palazzo Buzi, the San Giacome Maggiore church, and the Musei
Archeologici Claudio Faina e Civico, which holds stones and architectural
remnants from the medieval ages. Venture from your Orvieto villa and travel into
the walled city that is scattered with Etruscan ruins, where you can imagine living in the period of
adventure when Orvieto was most powerful.
Also of note is Orvieto artisan-made pottery, which makes
wonderful gifts and keepsakes from your Italian getaway. The local white wine,
Orvieto Classico, is an excellent companion to your sensational Italian meal,
complete with fresh vegetables, cheeses, meats, olives, and of course, pasta.
You will feel as if you are spilling the town's best kept secret with a visit to
the magnificent caves and tunnels that lie beneath the town's surface. This is a
secret worth telling, because with a guided tour, you can take part to
discovering the key to these tunnels, which feature galleries, stairs, cellars,
unexpected passageways, and certainly a few more mysteries not yet unraveled.
Many of the local large estates during ancient times were equipped with secret
underground tunnels to escape during time of war. A stay in an Orvieto villa
entertains you with unforgettable historical sagas that keep you returning to
this magical town for years to come.
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