The Card allows you to visit nine of the city's monuments, offering a unique route through the city and offering price savings on individual entrance fees. It offers discounts in many partner shops. It also allows you to travel free of charge on public transport, choosing between a round trip on the Funicular + Minibus Circular A - Circular C.
It's valid for one year from the date of issue.
Orvieto City Pass (Carta Unica di Orvieto) allows access to all of the city's museum sites enjoying skyp-the-line entrance: Cathedral and St Brizio's Chapel, Opera del Duomo Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Orvieto... more
Orvieto City Pass (Carta Unica di Orvieto) allows access to all of the city's museum sites enjoying skyp-the-line entrance: Cathedral and St Brizio's Chapel, Opera del Duomo Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Orvieto Underground, Pozzo della Cava, Pozzo di San Patrizio, Etruscan Museum C. Faina, Torre del Moro and the Crocifisso del Tufo Necropolis.less
St Brizio's Chapel - weekdays:
St Brizio's Chapel - Sundays and public holidays:
Sightseeing limited to 25 people at a time. For groups, it's recommended to book the visit.
Visits are not permitted during liturgical services at the high altar.
Opera del Duomo Museum:
Information on the opening hours of the museums included in the ticket can be found at https://cartaorvieto.it/
Funicular timetable weekdays: 7.15 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. every 15' / public holidays: 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. every 15'.
Orvieto is on the A1 motorway from Milan to Rome via Florence. After exiting the motorway, a steep road winds up to the city. The approach to the city is one of the most impressive things to visit in Orvieto. Parking is available at the railway station in Orvieto Scalo (from where you can take the funicular to the city) and in Via Roma. These car parks have an agreement with all the restaurants, so you can ask for a voucher in case you have a meal there.
Orvieto's small but functional railway station is located in Orvieto Scalo (at the base of the town's hill) and numerous trains pass through there daily with destinations in Florence, Chiusi and Rome. From the station it is easy to find a taxi or public bus to the city centre. On the same square is also the terminus of the funicular railway, with which one can enjoy a spectacular ride upwards.
The bus station is in Cahen Square, on the eastern edge of the city. Public buses, taxis, or a short, comfortable walk will take you to Piazza del Duomo, right in the centre of town. From the square there are frequent buses to and from Rome (every 2 hours), Viterbo, Bolsena, Perugia (every hour) and Todi (every 2 hours).
Opera del Duomo Museum: Papal Palaces, an extraordinary mediaeval architectural complex next to the Cathedral, display a series of works of great historical-artistic value that reflect the vastness and variety of the heritage collected and conserved by the Opera del Duomo, reaffirming its original deep bond with the city and its territory.
Orvieto VIE: A new diffuse Museum, a multimedia tourist orientation centre for the historical, architectural, food and wine, landscape and archaeological heritage of Orvieto and its territory. Open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m.
National Archaeological Museum: Located in the medieval Papal Palace, it houses finds from the surrounding necropolises. There are buccheri and Etruscan and Attic figurative ceramics and, among the bronzes, a complete set of armour consisting of helmet, cuirass, shin guards and shield. Of particular interest is the area housing the two famous painted chamber tombs from Porano. Open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Crocifisso del Tufo Necropolis: On the northern slope of Orvieto's cliff, this is one of the major burial areas of the ancient Etruscan city. The necropolis is the result of urban planning carried out around the middle of the 6th century B.C. that respected the presence of older burials, found intact during excavations. The set of inscriptions on the architraves constitutes one of the most conspicuous records of Etruscan epigraphy. Open during daylight saving time from 10.15 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. and during summer time from 10.15 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
C. Faina Museum: Contains one of Italy's most prestigious archaeological collections with finds from various Etruscan necropolises: buccheri, bronzes, Attic ceramics, pottery, Etruscan jewellery and, finally, the Venus of Cannicella. Routes also designed for children. Open from April to September from 9.30 am to 6 pm and from October to March from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays from November to February.
St Patrick's Well: (Pozzo di San Patrizio) An extraordinary project by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, built starting in 1527. For info and opening hours CLICK HERE.
Pozzo della Cava: An evocative underground complex in the heart of the medieval quarter, excavated by Pope Clement VII before St. Patrick's Well. An unusual insight into the history of the city through nine caves full of Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance archaeological finds that came to light together with the well. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays (except public holidays) and the second half of January. From 23 December to the Sunday after the Epiphany, Carta Unica entitles admission to the Presepe nel Pozzo.
Torre del Moro: The best 360° panorama of the city. The gaze sweeps over the horizon, spotting plovers, villages and castles and recounting the ancient power of the medieval city. The tower is perfectly oriented according to the four cardinal points and is located in the centre of the two wings of the Palazzo dei Sette. It divides the city into the four historical quarters: Serancia, Corsica, Olmo and Stella. Open in March, April, September and October from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; from May to August from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from November to February from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.