We travel to Orvieto, which sits majestically on top of a tufa plateau. We visit the Cathedral whose facade is one of the most beautiful in all Italy. Afterwards we take a guided tour of the underground Ipogeo of the city. Time to explore the wonderful historic town. In the afternoon we continue to Civita di Bagnoregio. We walk across a causeway bridge to reach the village perched unbelievably on an eroding clay promontory. Descending a tiny footpath at the far end of Civita we pass through an Etruscan tunnel and a chestnut wood to approach the ‘calanchi’ clay erosions with wonderful photographic opportunities of Etruscan tomb openings in the cliffs and dramatic crumbling crags.
Walking – 2hrs easy