Of the many cities that I visited in Umbria, Orvieto was the most charming of all. I took a day trip from Perugia and saw its fabulous Duomo. Later I bought some ceramics from the many shops in the centre and had a gelato in the summer heat.
While enjoying a glass of Orvieto Classico after lunch, I 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 while the lady who had helped me chose to linger in the exceedingly pricey gift shop.
The tower had 236 steps and the cost of the climb was EUR 2.8. I knew it was an easier task after the 436 steps of Florence’s Bell Tower. 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 I could Orvieto from all four corners and also little hamlets and villages down south. It was so worth the climb!
Have you climbed towers in Italy or anywhere else for panoramic views?