|Orvieto Classico on the vine.|
No, it's not one of those places where you cook your own pasta -- you'll be served delicious light food al fresco under the moonlight, with Orvieto visible in the distance, perched on its high flat-topped mesa. You can even make out the towers of the facade of the divine Duomo from here.
The Palazzone is contemporary and sensitive refurb of an ancient building, for many past years a farm house. Around you are the vineyards of the property, and the famous white 'Orvieto Classico' is made on site and makes delicious drinking on a warm night under the moon.
|The view from the Locando.|
|Local produce: 'Orveito Classico'|
|Dining al fresco in Umbria.|
The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone called Tufa.Fortunately, there's nothing you need to be defended from these days, unless it's an inability to leave the place. This could become addictive.
|Orvieto in silhouette.|