Shopping and Dining: The small village of Sferracavallo, a 10 minute drive away has a cafe, pharmacy, bakery and an ATM. Within a 15 minute drive is Orvieto with a large variety of dining and shopping options. A COOP supermarket, open until 8 pm on Saturday is just off the Orvieto autostrada exit. A EuroSpin market in the same vicinity opens on Sunday from 8:30 am - 1 pm.
Not To Be Missed: The must-see attractions in historic Orvieto include: a 13th-century Duomo, an Archaeological Museum and tours of the Parco delle Grotte with over 1200 manmade, Etruscan caves underneath the city dating back 3000 years - Orvieto was the last Etruscan settlement to fall to the Romans. Guided tours of the caves leave from the tourist office in Piazza Duomo every morning. Pozzo della Cava is a tiny, family run museum with grottoes and an Etruscan well.
Civita di Bagnoreggio - An ancient hamlet, once an Etruscan settlement, reached only by a pedestrian footbridge. Hovering atop volcanic rock, this village slowly erodes into the Tiber valley below and is registered as an endangered site.
Internet Point: An Internet Train is located in historic Orvieto at "Caffe Montanucci".
Public Transportation: Orvieto Scalo, the newer part of the city, is on a primary train line with high speed service to Rome in 90 minutes and to Florence in two hours.
Horseback Riding: Available year round at Club Ippico Orvientano near Orvieto Scalo, within a 15 minute drive.
Open Air Markets: Every Thursday and Saturday morning in Orvieto's Piazza del Popolo. On Tuesday in Perugia and on Saturday in Citta della Pieve. An enormous antiques market is held during the first 10 days of November in Orvieto. An antique market is held in Todi on the Second Sunday of each month.
Festivals: Orvieto's Palio is held on the second Saturday in June; a folk festival takes place mid August; the Street Theater festival occurs on the first weekend in September and harvest products are celebrated on the second weekend in October. Umbria Jazz is a fun-filled music festival taking place for 5 days at the beginning of January. The village of Baschi, a 20 minute drive, holds an Easter procession, a truffle festival on the first weekend in August, the feast of the porchetta (pork) on the last two weekends in August and the Sagra del Pesce or fish festival on the third Sunday in August.