Orvieto and its Torre del Moro

Of the many cities that I visited in Umbria, Orvieto turned out to be the most charming. I took a day trip from Perugia and saw its fabulous Duomo and bought some ceramics from the 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 the Torre del Moro which piqued my interest. I wanted to know more about it so I approached her to know more. She told me she was going to climb the 47 meter high clock tower to see the exceptional views of the town and the countryside. We both asked a local about it and found ourselves in a gift shop to buy a ticket for the climb!

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There were 236 steps to the tower, a lot easier than Florence Duomo’s 436 steps! Even though I was huffing and puffing when I reached the top, nothing can match those views! It was a clear beautiful day and Orvieto was a stunner. I could see little hamlets and villages down south. It was so worth the EUR 2.8.

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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 is an easy day trip to get away from the city life. Trenitalia has several options daily from Rome with a stop in between. If you are anywhere else in Umbria, catch a bus to reach here.

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27 thoughts on “Orvieto and its Torre del Moro

  1. Wonderful views! I’ve done quite a number of towers in Italy!I’ve done Florence cathedral, Siena’s Torre Manga, Pisa Leaning Tower, Lucca’s tower,in Bologna , in Venice and many more:))

  2. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! I haven’t been to those places in Italy, but I am planning to make a trip over there in May, so your post is definitely giving me ideas on where to go while there! Gorgeous photos, too. 😀

  3. Thanks Ishita for this, I am planning to visit Orvieto on my next trip to Italy so I can add this to the list of things to see and do.

  4. Excellent tip! I have been to Orvieto many times and its Cathedral is possibly the favourite among many and the St. Patrick’s fountain is amazing, but I’ve never though of climbing anywhere high.

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