European tour – Day 8 – Part 2 – Orvieto

We continued on our drive down to Rome. And on the way we decided to stop at a 13th century city called Orvietto. It has one of the oldest basilicas, Duomo di Orvieto. Orvieto is built on the top of this rock mountain and is an absolute gem. We paid to take the tour of the Basilica and all I can say is absolutely huge. The fresco paintings are spectacular. I’m attaching the site for reference as I’ll not do it justice.

The city is also beautiful and filled with pottery artisans as well as olive wood artisans. After leaving the Basilica, as we walked out, there was a car tour coming in with a bunch of classic cars. It was interesting, seeing all the old cars, which included a mustang.

Orvieto has a bunch of interesting streets as well. We had a gellato and headed back to the car as our hotel was texting to check on us. I thought we’d be in Rome by 1PM and it was now 5. Back on the road.