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Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio

Given Positano’s exotic location atop an Amalfi Coast enclave in Campania, there is clearly a lot which is to be partaken as a visitor on your private excursion of Positano. That said, perhaps the best indulgence would be food right…after all, that is something which Italy as a whole is particularly well known for. Accordingly, in this article, let us look at Positano’s best local foods.

Pizza
Well pizza is staple in Italy and Positano is really no different at all. We recommend heading to Da Costantino where you can get to enjoy some really delicious pizzas at affordable prices.

Bolognese:
Local Bolognese is just as popular in Positano as it is in other parts of Italy. For the best Bolognese, head to Grottino Azzurro a quaint little eatery on Via Guglielmo Marconi owned by an old Italian couple serving some really delicious Italian food for a very long time!

Seafood:
Seafood is particularly popular – thanks in particular to its easy availability in this part of the country. Here you can especially enjoy a variety of seafood, particularly fish, all freshly caught and prepared in the authentic, local Italian style. For seafood, Da Vincenzo is an outlet that we specially recommend – one which we are very sure will delight you completely with its range of seafood!

Tempura:
Tempura is another one of Positano’s best local foods . While here on your private excursion to Positano or maybe even on any of the plentiful Pompei tours from Sorrento make sure that you relish the tempura on offer in Positano which includes both vegetable and fish versions. We recommend going to Next2 on Viale Pasitea where you will particularly enjoy some really nice tempura. Wine to accompany Positano’s best local foods. We cannot leave wine behind while talking about Positano’s best local foods, can we, that too when we are talking about a very popular place on the famed Amalfi Coast? For wine, we would not necessarily recommend one particular place as such since there are plenty of places all over Positano all of which offer excellent wine. So do not hesitate to experiment – try out wines at any of these places including the ones mentioned above, for some really fantastic wine. The above are only some of the Positano’s best local foods; rest assured, you will find plenty of other food options as well, while on your private excursion. For a FREE quote on your customized private excursion of Pompei, Sorrento and Positano simply fill up the form below and we will take care of the rest!

Assisi and Orvieto

Features: English Speaking Driver, Private Guided Excursion.
Pick Up Locations: Excursions from Rome.

After a short panoramic drive in the north direction of Rome, we can take A1 a fast high way or driving along the more panoramic coastal Aurelian road, we reach Orvieto, the beautiful medieval town famous for its Cathedral, a Gotic-Romanic style considered one of the most beautiful Medieval Church in Italy, the work started in 1290, as the original project in Romanic style but after the first architects changed, The Duomo was completed as a perfect example of Gothic. The Pope Urban IV commissioned the Cathedral to celebrate the Miracle of Bolsena in 1263. Great artists worked to have this fantastic Church complete up to the last as Emilio Greco work added in the 60s.

Inside you can admire the frescoed Chapel of S. Brizio by Luca Signorelli “Last Judgment “ a work that inspired Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel wall in the Vatican. Also in the Duomo is visible the “ Cappella del Corporale “ which houses the blood-stained altar linen from the church of S. Cristina of Bolsena, related with the famous miracle.

The day tour continue by visiting Umbria, rich in vineyards, olive groves and villages on hilltops. The route is full of fascinating medieval city. Along the way to Assisi you can see the lake of Corbara, artificial origin formed with the hydroelectric dike, built in the 60’s on the river Tiber.

Just along the State Route 448 we can see this artificial lake stretching into a deep and narrow gorge that penetrates near to Todi. Near the lake is possible to stop by a ‘Temple’ of Umbrian cuisine and prestigious wineries in Umbria Region . After a while we can stop to see Todi a gem of Medieval time up on a hill.

Finally we arrive in the most famous Assisi, the mystic town of Saint Francis.

The city still surrounded by ancient walls, is built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio as a spot with its colorful houses of pink stone, narrow streets, the palaces. Visiting the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with ceiling painted in fresco style by ‘The Nazareni’, you can see the ‘Chapel of transit’, the little church where S. Francesco die and the Garden of roses.
The mighty Basilica of S. Francesco stand up the hill with its masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, The first Italian painters that renovated the Italian style. A stop for a genuine lunch in a typical restaurant or for local panino (toast stuffed with local delicatess). Day tour is of about 10hour from pick up to drop off at your Hotel.

Five Interesting Facts About Orvieto

Orvieto is a small commune in Terni province of Umbria which you can visit with reasonable ease even while you are otherwise say on a guided tour of Rome since the overall distance to be covered in order to get to Orvieto would not be all that much. In this article we will focus on some really interesting facts about Orvieto which have together made it an absolutely fascinating destination which every visitor visiting Italy, Rome especially, must visit. So let’s start with some facts about Orvieto.

Geography of Orvieto:
While there are clearly many attractions about Orvieto, foremost is the geography or topography of the city, since it is located on a site that rises above volcanic tuff cliffs. Moreover, Orvieto has been fortified by large walls which are themselves made of the volcanic stone called Tufa.

Orvieto Cathedral:
The Orvieto Cathedral is large and expansive, and therefore definitely worth a visit in itself. A unique aspect about this church is that it has a striped appearance, comprised of greenish-black basalt and white travertine.

Papal residence in Orvieto:
Orvieto is proud to have a papal residence of its own – the Orvieto Papacy. While there was a time when Popes had numerous residences around Italy, eventually it became such that most of these residences were concentrated within Rome; today Orvieto is one of the few places outside of Rome where there is a Papal residence along with Avignon and Viterbo.

Orvieto has had its own underground city:
One of the most interesting facts about Orvieto is that is has an underground city which has existed for years, perhaps centuries. While archaeological excavations are still on, they all point to the fact that there has been a very well entrenched city which existed below the existing commune of Orvieto where there have been stairs, cellars, galleries, tunnels among others. It is believed that these tunnels were meant for noble families to escape the city in case of a siege.

The last one of the most interesting facts about Orvieto is the houses the Albornoz fortress. Another one of the interesting facts about Orvieto is the Albornoz fortress which lies within it; it was apparently built under the orders of the Pope himself – Pope Innocent VI, by Cardinal Albornoz from Spain. Massive in its structure, the Albornoz fortress stands testimony to the architectural prowess of the eras which have gone past us over the years.

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Orvieto And Assisi

Duration: 10 hrs.
Location: Assisi and Orvieto.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

After a short panoramic drive in the north direction of Rome, we can take A1 a fast high way or driving along the more panoramic coastal Aurelian road, we reach Orvieto, the beautiful medieval town famous for its Cathedral, a Gotic-Romanic style considered one of the most beautiful Medieval Church in Italy, the work started in 1290, as the original project in Romanic style but after the first architects changed, The Duomo was completed as a perfect example of Gothic. The Pope Urban IV commissioned the Cathedral to celebrate the Miracle of Bolsena in 1263. Great artists worked to have this fantastic Church complete up to the last as Emilio Greco work added in the 60s.

Inside you can admire the frescoed Chapel of S. Brizio by Luca Signorelli “Last Judgment” a work that inspired Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel wall in the Vatican. Also in the Duomo is visible the “Cappella del Corporale” which houses the blood-stained altar linen from the church of S. Cristina of Bolsena, related with the famous miracle. The day tour continue by visiting Umbria, rich in vineyards, olive groves and villages on hilltops. The route is full of fascinating medieval city. Along the way to Assisi you can see the lake of Corbara, artificial origin formed with the hydroelectric dike, built in the 60’s on the river Tiber.

Just along the State Route 448 we can see this artificial lake stretching into a deep and narrow gorge that penetrates near to Todi. Near the lake is possible to stop by a ‘Temple’ of Umbrian cuisine and prestigious wineries in Umbria Region . After a while we can stop to see Todi a gem of Medieval time up on a hill. Finally we arrive in the most famous Assisi, the mystic town of Saint Francis. The city still surrounded by ancient walls, is built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio as a spot with its colorful houses of pink stone, narrow streets, the palaces.

Visiting the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with ceiling painted in fresco style by ‘The Nazareni’, you can see the ‘Chapel of transit’, the little church where S. Francesco die and the Garden of roses.The mighty Basilica of S. Francesco stand up the hill with its masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue, The first Italian painters that renovated the Italian style.
A stop for a genuine lunch in a typical restaurant or for local panino (toast stuffed with local delicates). Day tour is of about 10hour from pick up to drop off at your Hotel.

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Tour to Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio

Duration: 9 hrs
Location: Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Amidst any of your numerous private tours of Rome, as you get a little adventurous and head further outside of the entire Greater Rome Area, place which you would simply not want to miss visiting would be Orvieto, a quaint Umbrian city in the Province of Terni as well as Civita Di Bagnoregio, a historical Viterbo town.

ORVIETO:
Full to the brim with history and culture, there is a very wide variety of sights which you will get to see and experience firsthand while on your guided tour of Rome. For instance, you will see that first up the very location of the city is itself so intense, with straight faced cliffs intertwined with huge protective walls.

Additionally the legacy of Papal Residences in Orvieto is grandiose in itself, given the fact that outside of Rome, only Orvieto and Viterbo ever had Papal palaces. So the legacy of the Pope and his connection to Orvieto itself makes a compelling case for visiting the city.

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO
The location of the town – atop a plateau that overlooks the entire Tiber river valley itself renders a tour of Civita Di Bagnoregio completely obligatory. Moreover, clearly the historical architecture of the entire town, spanning several centuries is unique and of unparalleled quality which certainly deems a visit to Civita Di Bagnoregio quintessential.

Amidst either of these tours, whether we are referring to a tour of Terni or a tour of Viterbo you will find that every aspect of the trip would be absolutely memorable. For instance, there is a wide range of cuisine to relish on these trips. Further, given the fact that both Orvieto and Civita Di Bagnoregio are at a reasonable distance from Rome proper, there is immense scenic beauty to view all along the way.

Therefore against such a backdrop it becomes amply clear that if you are on the lookout for private tours in Rome which take you a little away from the city and yet have so much to offer, then look no further than a tour of Orvieto or a tour of Civita Di Bagnoregio. Either way it is assured that you will enjoy these tours through and through!

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After the pick up , you are driven through the Roman country side, Etruscan lands and finally Umbria to reach the hill-town of Orvieto where you can admire its wonderful Romanic Duomo style and some decoration by Luca Signorelli, that influenced Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel.

Also in Orvieto you can have an unforgettable tour “Orvieto Underground”, to see the underground city created by former inhabitants about 2700 years ago Along the way to Orvieto a little stop to admire The Abbey of Saints Severus, commonly referred to as “The Abbey La Badia”. Its impressive size is enjoyed by various panoramic views of Orvieto.

Day tour also includes the ancient Etruscan town of “Balneum Regis” or Civita di Bagnoregio The Hill town is famous to be on top a plateau of volcanic friable tufa stone called Calanchi in constant falling down the valley, but do not worry since 2003 the project to reinforce the plateau is still working to prevent further falling off.

The Professor Zarina from Washington University of the department of urban planning, at the end of the ’60s along with her husband Tony Costa Heywood collaborated on the restoration of many buildings in Civita di Bagnoregio
These buildings became the center for the Program for the Study of Hilly Etruscan town of Tuscia University of Washington.
A picturesque scene and typical of the Tuscia region.
Shore excursion is of 9 hour from pick up to drop off your Ship

P.S. The price of day tour, shore excursion or transfer includes the cost of the private vehicle, driver, gas, road tolls, parking fees and taxes It does not includes entrance fees to sites, private guides for museums or archaeological sites or walking tours, the cost of lunch, gratuity for your driver and for the guide. The tour sequence may be changed due to clients need, local problem or traffic problem, always covering the sights mentioned with tour description and time frame. Your driving guide assist you for the location to see, but he does not enter the sites with you. It does not includes entrance fees to sites, private guides for museums or archaeological sites, the cost of lunch or a gratuity for your driver and guide.

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