After several days in Florence, we packed up and headed south for Rome. First stop today was a visit to the town of Orvieto. This town set high above the cliffs in southwestern Umbria, was once conquered by Julius Caesar and later fell under papal control. The town is now home to approximately 20,000 residents. We had the opportunity to have lunch in Orvieto and spend several hours exploring this beautiful hilltop city.
The Cathedral of Orvieto was an amazing structure built in the 1500’s.
Tomorrow, we’ll explore ancient Rome.