Immerse yourself in the Italian Middle Ages, just outside of Rome
Explore Civita di Bagnoregio, the "Paese che muore"
Walk through 3000 years of history in Orvieto
Make a wish at St. Patrick's well!
Suggested pick up time
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
Stop in Civita di Bagnoregio and time to visit the town
Stop in Orvieto and time there
All taxes, parking tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Meals and Drinks
Entrance fees, if required
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio, Civita, VT, Italia
Orvieto, TR, Italia
Explore a different side of the Rome area and travel back to the Middle Ages.
You will visit Civita di Bagnoregio, also known as "il paese che muore", the dying town. This medieval village, accessible by footbridge only, is located atop a Tufa hill and is surrounded by a desolate canyon, giving you the impression of visiting a ghost town lost in time.
Please notice: moderate walking is involved, as this town is only accessible on foot.
You will have time in Orvieto, another beautiful medieval town. This town, with 3000 years of history, will enchant you with its nostalgic atmosphere, better understood while strolling around its ancient passageways, stairs and hidden rooms, and admiring its unrivalled panoramas. Don’t forget a visit to the famous St. Patrick's well!
What should I wear for this tour?
We suggest that you wear comfortable walking shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved on uneven surfaces.
What should I wear if I want to visit some religious sites?
If you intend to visit religious sites, please have knees and shoulders covered (both men and women).
Is this tour accessible for people with limited walking abilities?
The itinerary can certainly be customised according to your needs, but please note that some areas may not be accessible with a stroller/wheelchair or for people with limited walking abilities.
Where and how will I find the driver at Civitavecchia port?
Your driver will be waiting for you at the gangway of your cruise ship holding a sign with your name written on it.
What is your back to port policy?
We have a back to port policy of at least 1 hour prior to the last scheduled boarding time for the ship.
We took the Joe Banana/ItalyToursharing Civita Di Bagnorgio and Orvieto tour as a shore excursion out of Civitavecchia on October 8, 2018. This was our third tour with Joe Banana and it was just as good as we had expected. The sign up process online is very easy, even if you don't have a group already formed. Our guide, Nuncio, picked us up at the dock on time, got us back in plenty of time, and was an excellent driver. He gave a good commentary about the sights as we were driving and gave us guidance about what to see in the two towns. There was a slight hitch about the lunch and wine tasting, but Nuncio got everything arranged properly while we were on the subterranean tour in Orvietto, and we were very happy with the results. If you've already done the Rome tour, I recommend this tour as a great way to see the countryside, visit two very interesting towns, and not be totally exhausted when you get back to the ship. But do wear sturdy shoes for the walk out to the old part of Civita di Bagnoregio. Have fun!
Our trip with Italy Tour Sharing (Joe Banana Limos) to the hill towns of Civita di Bagnoregio and Orvieto was a highlight of our Mediterranean cruise. Our friendly guide and driver, Jose, met us at the end of the gangway and introduced himself. We were transported in a comfortable Sprinter van with 3 other couples for the 1 ½ hour drive. We were able to get to Civita di Bagnoregio before the crowds arrived. It was a fairly long, steep walk to the town but worth the effort. Jose never rushed us through our visit so we were able to explore the town’s scenic side streets and enjoy the views. After our visit, we headed to Orvieto. The exterior of the church was magnificent. Inside the church, we saw the marvelous painted ceiling and the Pieta sculpture. Following this, Jose arranged for us to have an hour long tour of the underground. We were fascinated by the network of caves under the town. Jose led us to a small restaurant right on the town square, overlooking the famous church where an outdoor table had been reserved for us. The included meal featured bread with olive oil, lasagna, salad, a plate of meats & cheeses and biscotti as well as a sampling of 4 different wines. It was fantastic. Before leaving town, we visited the St. Patrick’s well which involved many, many steps down a spiral staircase to the bottom. We were fortunate that our ship had an overnight in Civitavecchia so we could relax and not worry about getting back to the ship at a specified time. All in all, it was a most wonderful and memorable day.