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Is an afternoon and evening reasonable time to visit Orvieto and Civita?

Is an afternoon and evening reasonable time to visit Orvieto and Civita?

Old Jan 21st, 2008, 06:40 AM
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Is an afternoon and evening reasonable time to visit Orvieto and Civita?

We may only have an afternoon to visit both Orvieto and Civita this summer.

Is an afternoon (arriving at approximately 2:00pm) and evening enough time to visit these 2 towns together, by car?

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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 06:46 AM
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Sure, better than not going. You can see Civita in an hour if you must, but Orvieto takes more time--are you staying there?
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 04:50 AM
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Bob - sorry about the delay in responding to your response - no, we are not going to be able to stay in Orvieto.

We plan on arriving Sunday morning before 10:00 am, and then, I guess, leaving for Civita at approx. 4:00 in the afternoon.

Will this work?
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 07:28 AM
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HI N,

>We plan on arriving Sunday morning before 10:00 am, and then, I guess, leaving for Civita at approx. 4:00 in the afternoon.

You could do that.

When are you going?

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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Hi Ira - always a pleasure to receive a response from you.

We plan on being there on Sunday July 13.
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 08:11 AM
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Hi Never,

You can cram this in, but Orvieto itself is worth nearly a full day. Much to see, do, enjoy. the Etruscan museum, the well, duomo, tombs excavation site, underground caves tour, lots of lovely galleries and shops. Not to mention the restaurants! Be sure to try Orvieto Classico, their local white.

We stayed in Orvieto for 3 nts and did an afternoon to Civita. It took about 30 minutes to drive there and we spent about 1.5 hours in the town. Lots of great photo ops.

Buon viaggio!
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Thanks Dayle. Unfortunately we don't have any more time available, but we will try to fit in as much as we can.

Thanks for the response.
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dayle - where did you stay in Orvieto?
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Dawn,

We stayed at Palazzo Piccolomini and were very happy. This was several years ago, but it seems other Fodorites still give it good reviews. It is an actual old palazzo and on the dark side, but wonderful.

Buon viaggio and have some Orvieto Classico for me!
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