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Orvieto villas - quality villas near a classic hill town!

The land on which Orvieto is situated has long been known as one of the most dramatic sites in Europe.

villas for rent and apartments in orvieto italy

This town in the Italian province of Umbria rests on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff, rising above the nearly vertical tuff cliffs that are matched by defensive walls built of the same volcanic stone. An Orvieto villa will provide pure candy for the history lover, as the town was originally founded on top of the bluff by the Etruscans with the purpose of being an impregnable defensive escape. Today, the town is an escape of a different sort, with its breathtaking views and the impressive Duomo d'Orvieto, a cathedral from the 14th century that is visible from miles away.

The town has numerous other historical and cultural treasures, like its Medieval Quarter, the Palazzo Buzi, the San Giacome Maggiore church, and the Musei Archeologici Claudio Faina e Civico, which holds stones and architectural remnants from the medieval ages. Venture from your Orvieto villa and travel into the walled city that is scattered with Etruscan ruins, where you can imagine living in the period of adventure when Orvieto was most powerful.

umbria villa rentalsAlso of note is Orvieto artisan-made pottery, which makes wonderful gifts and keepsakes from your Italian getaway. The local white wine, Orvieto Classico, is an excellent companion to your sensational Italian meal, complete with fresh vegetables, cheeses, meats, olives, and of course, pasta.

You will feel as if you are spilling the town's best kept secret with a visit to the magnificent caves and tunnels that lie beneath the town's surface. This is a secret worth telling, because with a guided tour, you can take part to discovering the key to these tunnels, which feature galleries, stairs, cellars, unexpected passageways, and certainly a few more mysteries not yet unraveled. Many of the local large estates during ancient times were equipped with secret underground tunnels to escape during time of war. A stay in an Orvieto villa entertains you with unforgettable historical sagas that keep you returning to this magical town for years to come.

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