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strauss2 Jun 12th, 2006 09:47 AM

Orvieto or Elsewhere?
We are staying with family in Farnese (tiny town two hours from Rome). My father has offered to watch the kids (!) while my husband and I get away for a night. We are thinking Orvieto (about a 45 min, drive from his place). Any other ideas?

buongiorno Jun 12th, 2006 10:00 AM

If you've never been to Orvieto, it's a great place to visit. We loved it. Beautiful town, great food and shopping.

CRAZY4TRAVEL Jun 12th, 2006 11:05 AM

I second Orvieto. We were just there in May and it is wonderful and just the right size for a day trip. Be sure to see some of the Etruscan Ruins. The Cathedral is the most beautiful and interesting one I have seen in all my travels.

katalina2222 Jun 13th, 2006 05:38 AM

Yes, Orvieto! We loved it. I can even recommend a great restaurant called Hostaria, vini e cucina. It's beautiful and the food is to die for! We went there twice in one day.

strauss2 Jun 13th, 2006 05:55 AM

And where to stay? Right in Orvieto or just outside. Specific hotel recs would be great, and restaurants, too. Thanks!

ParrotMom Jun 13th, 2006 06:12 AM

ORVIETO, ORVIETO, We were there on a Sunday when there was a market next to the church and a flea market further down..Multipulciano looks great as does Pienza..Orvieto was the highlight of our cruise last year.. I would have loved to have spent a few more days in time..

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