Duration : 9 Hours
The clifftop town of Orvieto is home to one of Italy’s most striking cathedrals, famous for its shimmering mosaics on the facade. The surrounding area is known for its beauty and excellent wines, so sit back and let us do the driving! In Orvieto, you’ll have free time to explore the amazing historic center both above and below ground before heading to a local winery to sample up a selection of wines paired with local delicacies.
Features of “Wine & Olive Oil Tasting in the Orvieto Countryside”:
This tour is perfect for those who wish to take in the history of Etruscan Italy and the flavours of genuine, local products.
Upon leaving the port, travel for approximately one hour in comfortable transportation, drive along the country roads through the lush landscapes for an hour ride before reaching Orvieto.
Perched on a plateau of volcanic rock, Orvieto was once an island in the sea that covered the Paglia valley below. After the waters receded, Orvieto attracted ancient civilizations such as the Etruscans, who liked to build their cities on top of high, rocky places.
As an urban centre, Orvieto is an ancient place, even compared to other ancient places in Italy. Its history goes back many centuries before Roman times. Today Orvieto is a fascinating hilltop city that attracts visitors from all over the world, who come to admire one of the finest duomos (cathedrals) in Italy, a gem of Gothic architecture, as well as the underground city and St. Patrick’s well.
Experience 3000 years of history as you follow the ancient passageways, tunnels, stairs, hidden rooms, and Etruscan artifacts in the underground city. You also won’t want to miss St. Patrick’s Well. Commissioned by Pope Clement VII, who sought refuge here during the sack of Rome, the well is over 200 feet deep well boasts an ingenious, double-helix spiraled staircase. You will have approximately 2 hours to explore Orvieto on your own.
This full day in the Etruscan countryside is sure to be one of the highlights of your cruise! Perfect for those who wish to take in the genuine flavors and history of the land of the Etruscans.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Orvieto Wine and Oil Tasting & Drive through the Countryside from Civitavecchia?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for travelers in public areas Face masks required for guides in public areas
What is the policy on sanitization during Orvieto Wine and Oil Tasting & Drive through the Countryside from Civitavecchia?
The policies on sanitization are: Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during Orvieto Wine and Oil Tasting & Drive through the Countryside from Civitavecchia?
The policy on social distancing is: Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Orvieto Wine and Oil Tasting & Drive through the Countryside from Civitavecchia?
The policies on staff health & safety are: Guides required to regularly wash hands Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What is the maximum group size during Orvieto Wine and Oil Tasting & Drive through the Countryside from Civitavecchia?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.
There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.
Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.
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