Duomo of Orvieto On a tufo cliff that has been mined by artists and archeologists alike for centuries, Orvieto is a unique town. Home to the Albornoz Fort, the famous cathedral and its museum, San Patrizio's Well, the National Archeological Museum, the Museum of Medieval and Renaissance Majolica (ceramics), a renowned necropolis and so much more, Orvieto is also known for its "Strade del Vino" (wine roads), that meander through vineyards and cellars as well as cultural and historical sites. A walk through Orvieto promises jewels of ancient architecture, cobblestone alleyways, hidden stairways, tight passages and wide open spaces, all revealing the city's rich and varied history.

Here are a select few:
The "Palio dell'Oca" (goose race), during which Orvieto's neighborhoods reenact a medieval competition
Ascension Day, (40 days after Easter) the "Festa della Palombella", a tradition that has been
respected annually for over 600 years; and the Corpus Domini Procession, with 400 locals dressed in historically accurate costumes
"Orvieto con Gusto", annual outdoor fair offering the chance to taste local treats.
"Umbria Jazz Winter", the winter edition of the famous jazz festival, with musicians from all over the world
Every fourth Sunday of the month, under the Torre del Moro, a flea market for local artisans is held