Orvieto is an ancient Etruscan town, known by the name of Velzna, it was an important centre in Roman, Medieval and Renaissance times, as well as an important centre of the Pontifical State. To visit: the necropolis of the Crucifix of “Tufo and Cannicella”, the splendid Cathedral of the Romanesque-Gothic period with frescoes of Signorelli, the “Pozzo di San Patrizio and the Pozzo della Cava”, the Palazzo of “Capitano del Popolo”, the “Palazzo dei Sette” and the Tower of “Moro”, the Palazzo “Soliano dei Papi”, as well as numerous churches, like the churches of Sant’Andrea, San Giovenale, San Lorenzo in Arari, San Domenico and San Francesco, in addition to the Benedictine Abbey “Badia dei SS. Severo e Martirio”.
Orvieto is 45 km from Amelia and is easily reached by taking the A1 direction to Florence or continuing on the SS205 road, which passes through many picturesque medieval villages, from Lugnano to Guardea and Baschi. From Orvieto you can head towards Todi which is only 30 km along the SS448 close the Lake of Corbara.