a VirtualTourist member from Kuala Lumpur asked on Feb 5, 2011
Road trip! Orvieto is going to be our lunch break from our journer from Rome to Siena.
1. Where to park? Should i take the furnicular or the escalator? Which would bring me closest to the town center.
2. Anyone want to suggest a nice italian familia bistro for lunch? We dont eat meat. so somewhere with loads of vegetarian and seafood option?
While im at it...should i or shouldnt i visit the underground in orvieto? how long would that take?
read my orvieto page!
To be precise, look at Francesco's page at
[original VT link]
Hey, Francesco, where does the funiculare arrive in the upper city, say, relative to Piazza del Duomo? The day I was there, the funiculare wasn't running so we had to take the bus from the train station...
Or read my Orvieto page:
[original VT link]
The parking is here on google maps:
Not the one at the train station but southwest of town. But also has an elevator/escalator system up to the old town. Arrives approximately 500 m west of the duomo.
I also wrote about the Orvieto Underground. Since you haven't written anything on your page about travel interests or written tips, no one will know what you like or not :-) So if you should or shouldn't visit it is entirely up to you. Your choice. It takes approx. 1 hour and tours at specific times leave from the tourist office near the duomo.
I am not Francesco (:-) but the funicular arrives near Pozzo di San Patrizio, northeast of the duomo :-)
thanks guys. good tips on both pages.
since our car will be filled with luggage as Orvieto is just a lunch stop, im assuming it would be safer to park at the pay carpark with the escalator/elevators?
trekki: though i would love to visit Orvieto Underground, it seems they are closed on February's weekdays. Would make do with Pozzo della Cava instead. So hopefully that would satisfy my urges to visit underground areas (i love caves, underground houses and tombs. hope it wont dissapoint)
ps: will get around filling in those interest. just hard cause it will cover everything. gah!
Well, you have a homepage which allows you to write 8 chapters, each 4096 characters. That is usually enough to write about every interest :-)
Yes, the car park/garage is safe. I would even say that it is safest to park the car on the upper deck, since there should be the most people around (= the least possibility that someone would break in the car). But then, I don't believe that Orvieto is unsafe. And it should not be that hot in February, so your car won't feel like a sauna when you come back.
Yes, that's a good idea to visit Pozzo della Cava :-) Due to its location opposite of the usual path through Orvieto it does not get as much visitors as the Underground and Pozzo di San Patrizio. But I found it nice and very well kept. It is a lot of walking up and down, via stairs. And it shows more than the Underground. Ok, there are no dove holes like in Underground (my photo).
As you can see on the map:
it is much closer to the parking anyhow. Oh yes, that's the name of the parking: ex Campo della Fiera.
Oh, and I just realised a silly typo in the "directions" on my tip: it is "pass Piazza della Repubblica" and not Pebbublica..., lol.
I would park at Campo della Fiera. Consider buying the Carta Orvieto Unica, a pre-paid card that gives access to Orvieto’s monuments and 5hrs free parking. If you like gelato, don't miss Gelateria Pasqualetti.
Beginning to put some tips together at [original VT link]
Ok, I was lazy and in a hurry... You already told everything and more!