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“Just wandering aimlessly is more fun than most places”

Centro Storico Orvieto
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The angles of the streets, the angles of the walls, the angles of the sun - shifting shadows, unexpected vistas, and new marvels at every turn. Orvieto is on a human scale, so you always feel like you can explore confidently, and if you get lost, it won't be for long.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Orvieto is one of my favorite hill towns. And I love that you can ride escalators up from the parking lot. Then you get to the main center and, voila, you have your choice of lots of restaurants and cafes, shops of all kinds and and beautiful churches to wander through. The facades on many of the buildings are beautiful and ornate. The Italian pottery shops offer so many different patterns and colors that it’s hard to make a choice. Yes, there are lots of people ambling about but don’t let that keep you from checking out every nook and cranny of this wonderful town. It’s a must!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

First of all this is a great Italian hill town, period. Great views, very clean and very medieval in nature. Lots of great shops if you are into that.

Now, if you very lucky you will go on the Corpus Domini weekend. I would recommend you spend the night as you will see. If you are into medieval things, dress, history then be at the Duomo about 4:45 PM on Saturday to see the procession enter the church. If you miss that make sure you are there by 5:30 when they come out and then a 1.5 hour show begins ; costumes, flag "dancing" etc. Then they go on a specific routes through their neighborhoods where you can catch them again as the procession winds through town. This all ends about 7:30. Expect a lot of restaurants to be closed or reserved for special groups. Just take any major street and walk away from the heart of town and you will find many options. Unless you are into kids of various ages running relays then give the 9PM at the Duomo event a pass.

Sunday , this is the big deal. If you are Catholic/religious then get in the Duomo by 0830. Otherwise wait outside the front and watch the various religious groups arrive and then go inside with military like precision.

I would then make my way to the Plazza del Popolo by 0945. At about 1000 it all will start. This will be amazing and will take 45 minutes or so for the whole group to pass you on the way to the Duomo to pick up the religious players, the relic and the religious standards. I would get a copy of the map that shows the route they will follow. However, if you just go to the Plaza Republic before you know it all that you have seen will come before you followed by the religious group as the whole procession winds through the old town. It will take them about 3.5 hours to get back to the start point.

I don't know how they do it in the heat. They are all very serious and very into their job/duty. The costumes and actions are worthy of a Hollywood movie. All of this is free.

Make sure you do other things in this amazing town per your interests. Parking will be a challenge especially on that weekend.

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