Umbria Tour in Orvieto and Todi
Full day tour in Umbria for visiting the charming hill towns of Orvieto and Todi with private car service and English speaking driver.
Sightseeing tour in Orvieto and Todi with transportation with private driver from Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Arezzo, Chianti, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio and from all Tuscany and Umbria.
- Private daytrip in Orvieto and Todi from Tuscany and Umbria with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the beautiful Umbrian countryside
- Learn all about the ancient Etruscan history of Orvieto, and view its medieval architecture
- The best of Orvieto visiting the Saint Patrick’s Well and the stunning Cathedral
- Todi: view its stunning medieval and renaissance monuments and enjoying amazing views of Umbria
- Behind the scene: Orvieto, one of the best Umbrian wine region
Experience two enchanting medieval Umbrian hill towns and the beauty of the Umbrian countryside with a guided day tour in Umbria visiting Orvieto and Todi with private limousine service and English speaking driver.
The tour in Umbria starts from Orvieto, one of the most fascinating cities of Umbria, a city rich in history that goes back to the Etruscan time, a city full of charm, with picturesque views and beautiful landscapes, a city rich in tradition and culture, with fine wines and traditional dishes of the Umbrian cuisine. After the visit of the magnificent Cathedral, superb masterpiece of Gothic art, your tour in Orvieto can bring you visiting the fascinating and interesting routes to get to know the Orvieto Underground, discovering the millenary, surprising and unexpected “Underground City”.
Orvieto is also very well known for producing some of the best Umbrian wines and during your Umbria tour, there will be the possibility to visit an excellent winery located in the Orvieto wine region and tasting the top Orvieto wines, possibly including also lunch with a typical Umbrian tasting menu overlooking the gorgeous Orvieto skyline and its magnificent surrounding countryside.
Driving along the scenic route, which runs along the Tiber river, you will reach the beautiful town of Todi. With its town walls, its typical alleys, its churches and buildings, which have remained unspoiled and well preserved from the Medieval period, Todi is a perfect combination of the admirable human work, 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.
Departure available from:
- The day trip in Umbria visiting Orvieto and Todi is a private tour available from all Tuscany and Umbria: Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Arezzo, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio, Florence, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Todi and Orvieto area.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for walking tours (on request)
- Winery visit and wine tasting (on request)
- Traditional Umbrian lunch with wine tasting (on request)
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.
Do not miss! Cathedral, Palazzo Papale, Saint Patrick’s Well (Pozzo di San Patrizio), Orvieto Undergound
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.
Do not miss! Piazza del Popolo (Main square), Cathedral, San Fortunato Church, Santa Maria della Consolazione Church, Panoramic view.