On this page you will find all kinds of practical information about Orvieto. Where to find the Tourist Office, where to park, how to reach the city by car or public transport and how to use the bus and funiculare.
Practical information Orvieto
Railway station Orvieto
Orvieto itself consists of two parts. Orvieto Centro is the historical part of the city, which is located on the rock itself and where almost all the sights of the city can be seen. Orvieto Scalo is located at the foot of the rock. It is here that the city’s train station is, from where you can take the funicular to the old town. The square in front of the station is the Piazza Matteotti and here you will also find a bus stop for both local and long distance buses and a taxi rank (where, however, you will hardly ever find a taxi). If you are only in town for a day, you can leave your luggage at the Baggage Office in Piazza della Pace.
Public transport within Orvieto
From the station you can take the bus to the centre of the city. The last stop is the central Piazza della Repubblica. You can also take the funiculare up first and then the bus.
Buses from and to Orvieto
From Orvieto, there are direct buses to other interesting towns like Viterbo and Civita di Bagnoregio. The stop of the company Cotral that provides this connection is at the Piazza Matteotti. The frequency is quite low and you should therefore plan your day trip well in advance. On Sundays there are almost no buses at all. For cities within the Umbria region, you can contact Busitalia – Sita Nord. This company provides connections with Amelia, Terni and Todi, among others.
Trains from and to Orvieto
There is a large free parking area in the Piazza della Pace, which is located below the Piazza Matteotti. The historic centre of Orvieto is largely forbidden to cars (except for residents). Apart from at the Piazza della Pace car park, there are two more places where you can park your car, although there is a charge for this. The Parcheggio Boario-Campo della Fiera is located at the foot of the cliff, along Via della Segharia on the southwest side of the city. Walking up from this street you will reach the Porta Maggiore city gate, which gives access to medieval Orvieto. There are also lifts (until midnight) and escalators (until 9pm) that lead to the centre. The second is in Via Roma, in the eastern part of the centre.
By car to Orvieto
The main streets leading to the gates of Orvieto are the Strada delle Conce, which goes up to the Porta Romana and along the Porta Maggiore, and the SS71, which leads to Piazza Cahen on the eastern side of the city. From Rome as well as from Florence one can follow the Autostrada del Sole, which passes by the city. The Orvieto exit is less than 5 kilometres from the city.
Tourist information Orvieto
The central tourist office of Orvieto (IAT) is located opposite the cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. It is open Monday to Friday from 08.15 to 13.50 and from 16.00 to 19.00. On Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays it is open from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00. Telephone: +39 0763341772. You will be given free maps of the city, with useful information on the back. You can also buy the Carta Orvieto Unica here, which is especially recommended for families. To the left of the tourist office is another office, where you can get tickets for the very interesting Orvieto Underground tour. There is a second tourist office in Piazza Cahen, which is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00.