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Casa al Duomo

Orvieto, Terni

A/C
Air conditioning in the living/dining room and the bedrooms provides for the entire apartment. There are 70 kwh per week of electricity included in the price. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



Cleaning
Light housekeeping with a two hour minimum per visit may be arranged. To ensure availability, order this service at the time of booking. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino - 1.5 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa - 5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Perugia S. Egidio - 1 hour
National and InterEuropean: Florence Peretola - 2 hours



Driving Times
A1 autostrada, Orvieto exit: 15 minutes; Lake Bolsena: 20; Todi or Chiusi: 30; Citta della Pieve: 40; Montepulciano, Deruta or Viterbo: 45; Spoleto or Perugia: 60; Rome, Siena or Assisi: 1.5 hours; Florence: 2 hours



Language Spoken
The English speaking owners live on the ground floor.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), DSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access.



Heat
There are 45 cubic meters of heating gas included in the price. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



Interior Décor
A welcoming and homey apartment with a country motif, pastel colored walls and parquet flooring in the bedrooms. An open floor plan, several good size windows and two balconies, on either side of the home, provide for plenty of sunlight.



Intown
This property is located within a city or town. A car is not necessary.



Kitchen
Compact in size yet fully equipped with a stove top, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and marble top counters.



Limited Parking
On-street public parking is available. If these spaces are full, a paid lot is within 150 yards.



Minuses
The usual sounds associated with living in a small hill town including the Duomo's bell tower across the street. The bells chime twice per day from Monday through Saturday at 8:30 am and noon. On Sundays and holidays, the first chime begins at 7:30 am and rings every two hours until noon with one evening chime between 6-7 pm.



Steps & Stairs
Walk 30 yards from the closest street parking and up 43 steps to the entrance. Alternative paid parking is 150 yards away. Guests may be dropped off at the building entrance.



Phone
A portable cellular phone is available and upon arrival, is charged with 25 or 50 Euro. Guests pay for all calls made. The keyholder may assist with replenishing the usage card if necessary.



Pluses
A charming, comfortable and air conditioned apartment in the center of Orvieto with two furnished balconies and a wonderful view of the Duomo.

Being in one of Italy's most quaint hill towns, numerous restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance along with the cable car leading to a main line train station with service to Florence or Rome.

The friendly, English speaking owners are available to show their guests the ancient art of papermaking during a visit to their workshop.



Road Condition
From the highway exit, there is a main paved road leading up to the town.



Screens
The living/dining room windows and French doors have screens.



TV
Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.



Views
The living/dining room has large windows overlooking the Duomo. The balcony shared by both bedrooms looks out over the town rooftops - a charming hill town setting.



Washing Machine
This property is equipped with a washing machine.



What's nearby

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Walk Florence & The Uffizi: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Florence & The David: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Orvieto Wine Pairing Lunch   A half day wine tour.
The Grape Escape - Montepulciano   A half day wine tour.
Italy day trips
& cooking tours near your villa.
Shopping and Dining: Being in the heart of the historic center of Orvieto, an assortment of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries are within a 250 yard walk.

Not To Be Missed & Within Walking Distance:
A climb to the top of Torre del Moro, 200 yards away for one of the best views looking out over Umbria.

The Duomo, 150 yards away, with free admission is one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture. The Chapel of the Madonna di San Brizio contains a fresco series by Luca Signorelli.

The Museo Archaeologico Papali and the Museo Claudio Faina, across from the Duomo, contain Etruscan artifacts and Roman coins.

Internet Point: An Internet Train is located 440 yards away at "Caffe Montanucci".

Public Transportation: Walk 600 yards to Piazza Cahen and the funicular stop. This cable car leads down to Orvieto Scalo train station, on a main line with service to Florence or Rome. The most direct trains to Florence take under two hours and those heading to Rome take 70 minutes. Buses leaving from Piazza Cahen service Todi, Bolsena, Narni, Terni and Rome.

Swimming Pool: In Allerona, a 15 minute drive and is open June - September.

Walking Trail: A walking trail that follows along the medieval walls surrounding Orvieto is 8.5 miles long. The owners of Casa al Duomo can direct guests to the town's local tourist office for the latest maps.

Open Air Markets: In Orvieto's Piazza del Popolo, there is a morning market on Thursday and Saturday. Morning markets are held in Perugia on Tuesday and Citta della Pieve and Todi on Saturday. An antique market is held in Todi on the Second Sunday of each month. Todi has an Italian Antique Exhibition taking place from April 15th - May 1st.

Festivals: In Orvieto, the first week of September is the Street Theater Festival. Orvieto hosts Umbria Jazz during the week between Christmas and New Year's into New Year's Day.



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