Location, Accessiblilty and Transportation
An Ideally Located City PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 03:35

signs for autostrada and more on an old wallOrvieto is situated along the A1 Autostrada, Italy’s principal north/south highway, and is approximately one hour by car from Rome, 1 ½ hours from Florence, and 1 ½ hours from Rome’s Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci airport(Italy’s primary international and transcontinental airport with direct flights to and from many of the world’s major cities). By rail, Orvieto boasts 20 direct daily trains, Mon – Fri, to and from Rome (many Orvieto residents commute daily to Rome), and 16 direct daily connections, Mon – Fri, to and from Florence (with minor weekend differences, reflecting lack of early morning commuter traffic, but accommodating additional tourist needs). In addition, several of these trains proceed to or arrive directly from cities like Milan, Trieste, Venice, Bologna and Naples. For travelers’ convenience, taxis are available at Orvieto’s station throughout the day and evening. And there is also a funicular(aerial tram) which leaves from the station and connects with frequent small buses to arrive at strategic points (for example the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Repubblica) within the historic part of the city. Finally, there are agencies of major car rental companies located within easy walking distance of the railway station (telephone first to be sure of agent and auto availability).