|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Located on pedestrian only Corso Cavour in the heart of the historic center of the medieval hilltop town of Orvieto, Casa Passeggiata makes it easy for guests to explore this historic town with its charming shops, restaurants, open air markets and flower filled piazzas. Step outside from the apartment through tufo walls dating from the 12th century, and you are transported into a world that was settled by the Etruscans, followed by the Romans, the middle ages, and the Italian Renaissance.
Italian/American couple Monica and Gus Giobbi along with their daughter Alexandria purchased Casa Passeggiata in September of 2014 and in early 2015 spent two months lovingly updating and furnishing the apartment which had sat idle for over a year.
The trio have extensively traveled in Italy and first fell in love with Orvieto during a month long visit in 2012.
Monica Giobbi purchased this apartment in 2015
In addition to the apartment's spectacular history and location on Corso Cavour, the main street of Orvieto, the Giobbis particularly were attracted to Orvieto because it is an easy day trip to several of the hilltop towns in Tuscany and Umbria, as well as an easy one hour train ride to Rome, and it is in the heart of some of Italy's most famous wine and olive oil regions.
Step outside through tufo walls dating from the 12th century, and you are transported into a world a thousand feet above the valley floor on a hilltop town that was settled by the Etruscans, followed by the Romans, the middle ages, and the Italian Renaissance.
Located steps away from all the restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shops and sites including Orvieto's world famous Duomo, your getaway back into history will be filled with more than one incredibly rewarding daily stroll (la passeggiata).
Updated by new owners in December 2015, the fully furnished apartment is comfortable, bright, spacious and airy.
My husband and I stayed at Casa Passegiatta for a week in October and found it to be a very comfortable and welcome home. We enjoyed its proximity to the piazza, center of town, and loved the wine shop across the street! The home is nicely furnished and made for a great base while touring Umbria and Tuscany. The property manager was available and quite helpful. We enjoyed the underground tour, the daily ride up the funiculare, LaMuse Gelato, Ristorante da Carlo, and strolling Corsa Cavour. This is a fine property and we highly recommend it to others who want a taste of a medieval hill town.
Orvieto, Italy is one of the principal sights of the region of Umbria, Italy. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tufa cliffs, retaining traces of every phase of history for the past three thousand years.
A thousand feet above the valley floor, this medieval hilltop town was settled by the Etruscans, followed by the Romans, the middle ages, and the splendor of the Renaissance culminated by its magnificent Duomo.
Orvieto's history is so extensive, one could spend a lifetime exploring it. Among other things, Orvieto was conquered by Julius Caesar and annexed by Rome in the third century BC because due to its location, the city was virtually impregnable. Orvieto has also been the refuge of five popes during the 13th century.
To receive the maximum enjoyment of your visit to Orvieto, the owners of Casa Passeggiata sincerely recommend researching Orvieto on the internet to make a checklist of the sites you want to be sure to see while you're here and savor the history around you.
Italy's Umbria region is often referred to as "il cuor verde d'Italia" (the green heart of Italy). The region is famous for its beautiful wine country and colorful medieval historic towns such as Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Città di Castello, Castiglione del Lago, Civita di Bagnoregio, Amelia, and of course, Orvieto. More information available at www.casapasseggiata.com.
Just as Casa Passeggiata is strategically located in Orvieto, so is Orvieto wonderfully located within Italy. Taking the funicula down from the hilltop lands you right at the train station, and it's only and hour ride South to the history of Rome, and only an hour and a half ride North delivers you to the magic of Florence.
If you have a car, the beautiful towns of Umbria and many of the towns of Tuscany such as Siena and San Gimigiano are also an easy day trip.
The Umbrian agriculture is also noted for its olive oil and vineyards, which produce excellent wines. Regional varietals include the white Orvieto Classico, which draws agri-tourists to the vineyards in the area surrounding the medieval towns. Other noted wines produced in Umbria are Torgiano and Rosso di Montefalco. Another typical Umbrian product is the black truffle found in Valnerina. The other industries in the region are ornamental ceramics, textiles, and clothing. More information available at www.casapasseggiata.com.
|Refundable damage deposit||$275|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.