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Train Venice to Rome with a day stop in Orvieto

Train Venice to Rome with a day stop in Orvieto

Old Oct 1st, 2006, 04:37 AM
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Train Venice to Rome with a day stop in Orvieto

We'd like to stop in Orvieto for a few hours on our way to Rome from Venice, can this easily be done or will there not be enough time?
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 04:59 AM
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Other option is a stop in Orvieto on our way from Sorrento to Florence, which would make more sense?
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 05:06 AM
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Depends what plans you have already made for your accommodation, time of year, etc. Have you put your route through the trenitalia website? [english version available].
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 06:39 AM
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The Eurostar from Rome to Venice does stop in Orvieto and I think you can get off then get back on a later train to Venice. We were going to do this but decided to just head straight to Venice. Rick Steves talks about this in his Italy book or as annhig suggests you can check the trenitalia website.
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Hi smiley,

We stayed in Orvieto 3 nights, enjoying the town and doing car daytrips from there. There is much to see and do and eat! You are thinking of stopping on rather long train trips, so I think it depends on what your interests are.

Duomo - one of my very favorites
Underground Tour - must see, doesn't take a lot of time, but very interesting
Etruscan Museum - across from the duomo, lots of pottery
Etruscan Tombs - just below the town, archeological site
Well - we didn't do this
Shops, galleries and restaurants - lots of very good ones!

You could easily spend a full day and night here.

Check you train schedules carefully, and if the duomo is you main interest, check hours. There are usually times when they are closed for services.

Orvieto is one of my favorite places!
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I'd prefer to take a day trip to Orvieto from Roma because I'd rather not haul my luggage on and off trains 4 times in the same day.

If I wanted to include Orvieto on a journey from Sorrento to Firenze, I think I'd probably plan to spend the night in Orvieto.
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Old Oct 4th, 2006, 07:55 AM
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No time for a day trip from Rome. I'm hoping for a day stop from Venice to Rome-anyone know how long the train ride is?
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Another thought: is there luggage storage in Orvieto? You don't want to lug your bags around town -- unless you're traveling very light.
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Smiley,

Check train schedules here:

www.trenitalia.com

There is an English option. It's a 1 hour train ride from Roma Termini to Orvieto. From Orvieto to Venice, I can't say. You might have to change trains in Florence. The trenitalia site is down right now, but try later.
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