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Orvieto — History & Wine

The old Etruscan town of “Velzna” is the cradle of Orvieto in Umbria. This city is worth a stay due to its rich historical buildings and the fact, that Orvieto is a member of the movement “Cittaslow”, which means “Slow City”. This means there is a different policy of infrastructure, environment, urban quality and hospitality. For example you will not find any fast-food restaurants in the city. The cathedral is a must-see as well as several other churches and a monastery. Orvieto also is known as the city that gave name to the wine of this region where nearly 1500 wine cellars produce white wines of high quality. Red wines are also produced. NOVASOL offers holiday homes around this beautiful town which create the perfect opportunity for you to get out and explore the town’s depth. Orvieto was, as mentioned earlier, a centre for the Etruscan civilization. You can learn about its Etruscan history in the archaeological museum called “Museo Claudio Faina e Museo Civico”. This museum houses some of the artefacts that have been found from the Etruscan era. Orvieto was also conquered by Caesar and therefore it has a Roman history to be experienced. It was hard to conquer because it is situated on a cliff of volcanic rock. The history of Orvieto is too long to explain in so few words; it has to be experienced first-hand in one of the many museums. Some of the attractions also include the cathedral, the Papal residence and the underground tunnels. The tunnels were used to escape if the city was under siege. Today there are guided tours through the tunnels which are very exciting. The tunnels are not accessible if you are not on a tour. Stay in a NOVASOL holiday home in Orvieto and get the opportunity to experience everything that this amazing place has to offer.