Orvieto

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Orvieto, Italy

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Anello Del Rupe Feb 03, 2017
Orvieto is blessed in many ways. A gorgeous setting, wonderful restaurants and site, the beautiful Duomo and a very nice trail. Called by many things, the, "Anello del Rupe," or simply, "the Rupe," the trail winds for about 5 km around the bottom of the rock of Orvieto.

I first became aware of the trail while standing on the top of the Fortress at Plazza Cahen. It turns out that the Plazza is one of five ingresses to the Rupe if you folliow down the rock towards another trail called Le Paige. The easiest access to the trail however is from the parking lot with the elevator. This access point is called Foro Boario and is ideal for both someone who stayed in the old city overnight as well as folks like us who stayed at the b & b down the road.

The trail is full of life of all forms at most every hour. Hikers, runners and occasional small wildlife darts out on the trail. There are switchbacks and areas that you are certain you are in a forest they are so serene. There are a few steep ascents but nothing really compared to what you experience walking in Orvieto.

The most amazing site on the walk is coming upon the Cheisa del Croco Fisso del Tuffo. A gorgeous 16th century chapel carved into the rock. There are benches in the area to rest and contemplate this great work of art and love.

We didn't go on the entire length of the trail. Maybe next time. I would estimate that taking the entire trail would run around 90 minutes if you stopped and took pictures.
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docdotcalm24vt docdotca…
40 reviews
Anello Del Rupe Feb 03, 2017
Orvieto is blessed in many ways. A gorgeous setting, wonderful restaurants and site, the beautiful Duomo and a very nice trail. Called by many things, the, "Anello del Rupe," or simply, "the Rupe," the trail winds for about 5 km around the bottom of the rock of Orvieto.

I first became aware of the trail while standing on the top of the Fortress at Plazza Cahen. It turns out that the Plazza is one of five ingresses to the Rupe if you folliow down the rock towards another trail called Le Paige. The easiest access to the trail however is from the parking lot with the elevator. This access point is called Foro Boario and is ideal for both someone who stayed in the old city overnight as well as folks like us who stayed at the b & b down the road.

The trail is full of life of all forms at most every hour. Hikers, runners and occasional small wildlife darts out on the trail. There are switchbacks and areas that you are certain you are in a forest they are so serene. There are a few steep ascents but nothing really compared to what you experience walking in Orvieto.

The most amazing site on the walk is coming upon the Cheisa del Croco Fisso del Tuffo. A gorgeous 16th century chapel carved into the rock. There are benches in the area to rest and contemplate this great work of art and love.

We didn't go on the entire length of the trail. Maybe next time. I would estimate that taking the entire trail would run around 90 minutes if you stopped and took pictures.
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a tiny , beautiful medieval town: Orvieto Aug 25, 2011
The city of Orvieto is located in the southwestern part of the ' Umbria in the province of Terni , on the border with the province of Viterbo in Lazio . Orvieto is established on a cliff of tuff, 325 m above sea level , overlooking the valley below where the rivers Paglia and Chiani just before it joins the Tiber .

Walking through the little streets of the city takes you back in medieval area, buildings, shops, tiny streets everything belongs to the past!

Food is very good ( as everywhere in central italy) and the view from the perimetral walls (overlooking the lowland) is breathtaking!

from Roma you can easily take the train which in something like 1h30m will take you at this beautiful destination!
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