Driving toward Orvieto (from any direction) causes your heart to skip a beat. It truly is amore a prima vista! Orvieto sits 1000’ perched above the Umbrian valley like a crown, filled with jewels of church steeples.
“Much more than a mix between an agritourism and a charming hotel, the Altarocca Wine Resort is an unforgettable journey in harmony, tranquility and well-being for the mind and body, dedicated to a total wellness experience at 360°.”
Altarocca Wine Resort & Spa
After our 8 hour flight to Rome and 1 hour drive, we arrived at Heaven’s Gate – it’s called Altarocca Wine Resort. Offering panoramic views, king size beds with ergonomic mattresses and pillows layered in luxury linens, we felt immediately rejuvenated. After a dip in the pool and a glass of wine, we were set to savor a fabulous meal in their Michelin restaurant awarded 2 forks!
As soon as you hit the streets in Orvieto, you experience what it feels like to live like an authentic Italian in a small town. Strolling the streets, you stop for a coffee, gelato or a long lunch sitting under the shadow of the Duomo. Shopping fresh and local in the Thursday or Saturday market adds a note of excitement to your visit.