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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.


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.


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!


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.