Region: Umbria
Sat, June 30


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Cost: 85€

Orvieto is located in central Italy between Tuscany and Lazio in the region of Umbria, which is also known as the green heart of Italy. Walking through Orvieto, students will encounter traces of three-thousand years of history layered throughout the town. There are spectacular views from the city, but below Orvieto lies a labyrinth of caves, tunnels, stairs, cellars, and hidden passageways carved into the tuff rock foundation.

Itinerary: 

Early departure from Florence to Orvieto. Walking tour and guided visit of main sites, including Orvieto’s Duomo (Cathedral), the ‘Pozzo di San Patrizio’ (San Patrizio’s well) and the ‘Città sotterranea’ (underground city). Time to work on FL assignment and free time. Return to Florence in the early evening. 

The activity includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation 
  • Entry fees and guided tour of selected sites
  • Field learning staff on-site
  • Insurance

The activity does not include: 

  • Meals not listed above
  • Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own


Learning outcomes:

  • Familiarize with the history of Orvieto and the Umbria region
  • Identify the values of the Middle Ages across Italy and Europe
  • Assess the achievements of Renaissance architecture outside Florence
  • Trace the origins of many aspects of Western European culture and of modern Western society in general
  • Gain a broader knowledge of food and products that are unique to the Italian territory, history, and culture

Payment deadline: 
Wed, June 27


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