Get ready for the best, off the beaten path experience you could hope for!
Two establishments, used in ancient times as passageway for merchants and travelers. Strategic Etruscan establishments, then Romans, up to the Middle-Ages and Renaissance times.
Umbria Region, adjacent to Rome and Lazio is located in central Italy. And it is one of the greenest places in the Country, with soaring hills, evergreen forests, vineyards and cliffs. Orvieto is one of the many towns in the area that offer outstanding views, of the landscapes and the architectures. It rises on a hill rich with tuff stone, the main material used in ancient constructions, being it incredibly resistant.
In Orvieto you will find the most fascinating buildings, like the Cathedral, a gigantic Catholic establishment embellished with Gothic details. Saint Patrick’s Well, a swirling ancient well built in ancient times to provide the citadel with water. An architectural delight that can be visited, through a staircase systems that goes all the way to the bottom of the well.
The Undergrounds are also Highly recommended. Carved beneath the town in the solid tuff, they say they are as old as the Etruscan People that lived in the entire region and were a crafty and resourceful lot.
Next off the list is Civita di Bagnoregio
An incredible citadel perched on top of a steep hill, connected to civilization only by a bridge. This town, Civita, is so precarious, the land underneath it so fragile, that it is impossible to live here. And so its inhabitants have left it behind. A ghost town today, opened only for tourists to admire.
It has resisted centuries of erosion, earthquakes and floods. The soil around it carried away, bit by bit through hundreds of years, has left this once flourishing community to its fateful destiny. A few beautiful rustic buildings trying to keep their balance on top of a tiny piece of land, surrounded by hollow landscapes, quiet and undisturbed.
But life goes on, the inhabitants moved not very far away, on the other side of the bridge. To keep their connection to such an ancient land, alive.
This private tour is a real adventure, an immersive experience in the heart of Italy.