In the footsteps of Etruscan

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Orvieto is a town that dates back to the Etruscans and contains a parallel, underground city carved underneath its surface from the 5th century BC. As you travel from Florence to Rome (or vice versa) take advantage of your day in transit and see the wonders of Orvieto and its surrounding towns.

The city rises dramatically above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone, called tufo.