What You Need to Know
HOW TO GET TO ORVIETO
The nearest airports are Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino, Florence and Perugia. The most convenient is probably Rome Fiumicino, as there are frequent trains with only one connection in Rome. If you are already in Italy, the most convenient transport is by train, as Orvieto is halfway along the Rome – Florence railway, approximately one and an half hour from both cities. Here you can check the train schedule. The railway station is connected to downtown by a cable car and all the attactions are within walking distance from city’s centre. If you are arriving by car, just leave the A1 highway at Orvieto, about one and an half hour north of Rome or south of Florence. Click this link if you are looking for a private taxi (external link) from Rome airport to Orvieto.
Orvieto’s main tourist office is in piazza del Duomo, but there are also branches by the train station and at the upper exit of the funicular in piazza Cahen (see also the Umbria tourism website (https://www.umbriatourism.it/en). If you’re planning to see four or five of the main sights and museums with an entrance fee, it’s worth investing in a Carta Unica Orvieto (www.cartaunica.it), which for €18 (€15 concessions) gives free access to nine sights (including the Duomo, the Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto Underground, the Torre del Moro and the rewarding Museo Claudio Faina archaeological collection), plus a free return trip from the station to piazza del Duomo via the funicular and the electric minibus that connects with it.