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Our English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the gangway of your cruise ship in Civitavecchia port, holding a sign with your name on it.
This shore excursion will start with a chauffeured drive to the beautiful town of Civita di Bagnoregio, about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the port. This very charming town, set on the top of a hill, is accessible only by foot. As you cross the bridge which is the gateway, you will enter this town established 2500 years ago.
Built by the local Etruscan population, it is also called "the dying city" as the erosion caused by water has created steep slopes which make the village smaller and much more isolated than it was in the past. Similar to the Badlands located on South Dakota (U.S.A.), the main difference is this town is set on the top of its mountain and is surrounded by lush vegetation.
After you have visited the town on your own, we will continue on to Orvieto (approximately a 30 minute drive). Very popular for its church and the Saint Patrick well, you will have the opportunity to visit both. A licensed guide will take you to the subterranean Orvieto (tickets are an additional cost) and then you'll see the cathedral on your own. The cathedral is one of the best examples of Italian gothic style and holds within it a painting of the Judgement day, which inspired Michelangelo for the Sistine chapel.
Then a visit to the St. Patrick well, built in a unique way, to get the water for the city. People flocked to the location in the belief that it was the real St. Patrick, until a bishop disavowed it.
Optional (Additional cost): You'll be taken to a nice 'cantina' where you can experience the best wine tasting and light lunch of the city as well as the opportunity to visit the cellar.
We will then return to the port, a drive which will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes, but to ensure a timely return we always suggest that you follow your driver’s direction regarding timing.
Available: All year round
Tour duration: 9 hours
Pick up - drop off location: Civitavecchia Port
Pick up time (suggested): 8.00 am (according to your ship’s schedule)
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified.
The proposed itinerary is an example of a tour.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.