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Of the many cities that I visited in Umbria, Orvieto was my last stop and turned out to be very charming. I took a day trip from Perugia and saw its fabulous Duomo and bought some ceramics from the many shops in the centre.

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Torre del Moro

While enjoying a glass of Orvieto Classico after lunchI overheard a lady talking about climbing a tower which piqued my interest. I wanted to know more about it so I approached her to know more. She told me she was headed to climb the Torre del Moro– a 47 meter high clock tower for exceptional views of Orvieto.

We both asked a local about it and found ourselves in a quaint gift shop to get access to the tower. I bought my ticket from the exceedingly pricey gift shop.

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There were 236 steps to the tower but it was still a lot easier than Florence’s 436 steps! Even though I was huffing and puffing when I reached the top, nothing could beat the view in front of me. It was a clear beautiful day and Orvieto was visible from all four corners. I could see little hamlets and villages down south. It was so worth the EUR 2.8. See for yourself!

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Have you climbed towers in Italy or anywhere else for panoramic views??

How to Reach:

Orvieto is only 1.5 hours away from Rome and it is an easy day trip to get away from the main city. Trenitalia has several train options every day with a stop in between.

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