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Old May 26th, 2003, 01:30 PM
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Orvieto

Hi,

My wife and I are planning a daytrip to Orvieto from Florence.

Any suggestions of what to see other than the Duomo and the Archaeological Museum?

Good restaurants, shops?

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Old May 26th, 2003, 02:05 PM
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I had a great meal at the Trattoria Tipica Etrusca near the Duomo. The undergound caves tour shouldn't be missed. Very interesting and different from everything else I saw in Italy. Just a walk around the perimeter was nice, with great views of the valley below.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 02:51 AM
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If you are interested in buying pottery - the shops in Orvieto sell the most beautiful ceramics!

We were waiting for our train to Rome - feeling sorry for ourselves because the restaurants next to the Duomo were full - decided to eat at the small Trattoria behind the station. What a pleasant surprise! Wonderful and cheap food, good, friendly service - and the cleanest and most beautiful toilet I have seen in a long time!
 
Old May 27th, 2003, 05:24 AM
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Thanks guys.
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We ate at the Hostella Evoria (I believe that's the name!). The food was the bomb! Everything in the restaurant is for sale - the furniture and accessories I mean. Also the Michaelangelli (sp?) store is also not to be missed.
There is a little gelato shop right across from the Duomo. The best gelato in Orvieto.
I second the underground cave tour-really interesting.
Just wander through the little town and enjoy!
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Old May 27th, 2003, 06:03 AM
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Good morning, Ira
Can put a second on alan64' recommendation of the Trattoria Etrusca, via Maitini, 10. Had a most
exellant dinner there a couople years
back and would most centainly return.
Richard of LaGrange Park, Il.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 02:18 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a luggage room at the Orvieto train station? We'd like to stop over enroute to Florence from Rome with light luggage.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 02:21 PM
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Hi Rosie,

You are more likely to get a response if you ask your question on your own post. Most folks will just look at my quesion and not see yours.
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Hi Ira, we'll be doing the opposite in a few weeks -- staying in Orvieto and going to Florence for the weekend.

Don't miss the San Brizio chapel inside the Duomo. It has a separate admission charge, but it is a spectacular and unusual vision of the end of the world.

If you will be there for dinner, the Etruscan (as mentioned) is quite good. My favorite restaurant, however, is Zeppelin, a 5 minute walk from the Duomo.

And the gelato place mentioned above is not only the best in Orvieto, it's on my short list for best in Italy.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 06:15 AM
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Thanks again for the help.
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I have one regret about Orvieto. I didn't stay there long enough. What a beautiful place.
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