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Orvieto and Todi Tour

Limousine Service with English speaking drivers and luxury sedans, town cars, limos, minivans and minibuses for a private Orvieto and Todi tour

The tour starts at Orvieto, one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities of Umbria, a city rich in history, with a magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful buildings, a city full of charm, with picturesque views and beautiful landscapes, a city rich in tradition and culture, with fine wines and traditional tastes: a city which is a jewel on this land, which is delicious enough to be framed. Driving along the scenic route, which runs along the Tiber river, you will reach the beautiful town of Todi. With its walls, its churches and buildings, which have remained unspoilt and well preserved from the Medieval period, is a perfect combination of the admirable work of man, and the extraordinary natural setting of the Umbrian countryside. Piazza del Popolo, the central square of the village, is a magnificent complex of Medieval buildings, and the view from Piazza Garibaldi over the Tiber valley will leave you breathless.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 8/9 hours


Included: comfortable air conditioned vehicle, private driver (English speaking) at your disposal for duration of tour, taxes, fuel, parking, motorway tolls, meal of the driver, and of “our best”!


Not included: lunch, entrance fees to monuments or museums, wine tasting, and anything not specified as “Included”.


It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified. 



FOCUS ON

Orvieto: Built by the Etruscans on a cliff overlooking the surrounding valley, it was one of the 12 city-states allied in the Etruscan league, and probably one of the most important and fundamental. Very near to the territories of the rising power of Rome, which Orvieto represented a real and serious threat of expansionism, it was completely destroyed in 264 BC by its Roman army, to then be rebuilt in the following centuries, albeit very resized, by the Romans themselves. In the Medieval period it was an important municipality, often favoured by Florence who considered it to be a valuable ally in the fight against Siena. This was a period of great splendour for the city, and testimony to this are the beautiful buildings constructed in that period. In 1450 the municipality became part of the Vatican State, becoming a more important city, so much so that for centuries it constituted an alternative place to stay, for the Pope and for the papal clergy.


DON’T MISS!!!
Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Papale, Saint Patrick’s Well (Pozzo di San Patrizio)


Todi:
The name Todi means “Border City”, in that it runs along the Tiber river, which, during the period IV – VIII Century, was the border between the Etruscans and Umbrians. Inevitably it came under the rule of Rome, to become an important centre of great interest for civic and religious buildings. In the Middle Ages it became a free municipality, and so a “Signoria” ruled by the noble family Atti. At the end of the Middle Ages, Todi, as many other Umbrian cities, became part of the Vatican State, ruled directly by the Pope. The poet and writer, Jacopone, was born in Todi, one of the first writers of 1200 to write in vulgar (ancient Italian language). The town is also closely linked to the Italian hero of resurgence, Giuseppe Garibaldi.


DON’T MISS!!!
Piazza del Popolo, Cathedral, San Fortunato Church, Santa Maria della Consolazione Church