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Hiking of Orvieto on the circular cliff route

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Hiking of Orvieto on the circular cliff route

This themed hiking of Orvieto, the Etruscan capital and seat of the great federal sanctuary, takes a walking route around the necropolis and the city’s tuff walls. From the Fortezza Albornoz, which you’ll reach via a funicular line, we’ll proceed along the ring of the cliff that runs along the tufaceous promontory. We will arrive at the Etruscan Necropolis of Crocefisso del Tufo and then resume our walk up to the southern slope of the cliff. A variant leads straight to the cathedral: we will then cross the city along the ancient decuman line as far as the paths that go down towards the valley.

The itinerary will take you exclusively along paved and well-trodden paths without any slippery areas. Even in case of recent rain, there should be no muddy stretches. There are frequent ups and downs, with medium to low-level slopes: only sporadic portions are steep, but the long final section when we leave the city is fairly steep downhill. However, the areas exposed to the winds are rare and the itinerary is mostly sunny, with some areas in the shade. There is a refreshment point along the way, while water supplies are only available in the last part of the excursion. At the end, there will be a final stop in Orvieto, where there are obviously shops, bars and restaurants.

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    First part of the trail
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    Second part of the trail

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • Bring a windcheater/anorak with you, even if the activity takes place in the summer months.
  • We recommend you wear trekking footwear.

We also recommend you bring:
– A comfortable backpack suitable for cycling/walking
– A warm sweater, such as a technical sports shir, for sudden drops in temperature
– A change of clothes (especially socks) in case of sudden rain
– Hat with a sun visor
– Warm hat
– Gloves
– Sunscreen.


Expert guide

Not included

  • No other equipment is included, so you will need to equip yourself with whatever accessories you feel necessary, such as walking sticks, sunglasses, binoculars, etc
  • Funicolar railway ticket not included. 1,30 euro per person.
  • Non è incluso l’eventuale ingresso alla necropoli Crocifisso del tufo.


The activity will last about 4 hours, including small stops. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.


  • Italian
  • English


You can enjoy this experience only from 1/3 to 30/11, August excluded


Suitable only for children over the age of 8 with authorization or accompanied by parents.

Pet policy

Pets are generally allowed, if easily managed. We invite you to liaise with our staff to check whether you can bring along your four-legged friend.


To do this activity it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and to be in good health.

Additional information

  • This activity includes a lunch break, so we advise you to bring a packed lunch or to select the option ‘packed lunch’ so that we can provide it for you. Don’t forget to tell us about any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary needs: we will be happy to adapt your lunch to your needs.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.
  • The price of the funicolar railway ticket is 1,30 euro. Also to enter the Necropoli Crocifisso del tufo a ticket must be bought.


  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.


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Data sheet

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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