Shopping and Dining: The modern town of Orvieto Scalo is a 10 minute drive with cafes, pizzerie and three supermarkets, including a COOP market, open on Saturday and Sunday until 8 pm. For more ambience, drive 18 minutes up to the medieval hill town of Orvieto with a selection of local grocers, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.
Not To Be Missed in the center of Orvieto:
A climb to the top of Torre del Moro for one of the best views looking out over Umbria.
The Duomo 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.
Public Transportation: The Orvieto Scalo train station is on a main line with service to Florence or Rome. The most direct trains to Florence take over two hours and those heading to Rome take 90 minutes.
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 in Citta della Pieve or 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.