From LAX, From LAX, American, Lufthansa, Air France, British and United offer connecting service (change of plane) to Rome. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $500, excluding fees and taxes. Orvieto is about 60 miles from Rome.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international calling code), 39 (the country code for Italy), the regional code and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Virgilio, 5 Piazza Duomo, Orvieto; 0763 394937, http://www.orvietohotelvirgilio.com, shares the piazza with the 13th century cathedral. Doubles from $140.
Hotel La Badia, 8 La Badia, Orvieto; 0763 301876, http://www.labadiahotel. The 6th century abbey is surrounded by vines and olive trees just below the town. Doubles from $305.
Hotel Le Tre Vaselle dominates the little town of Torgiano south of Perugia. 075 988 0447, http://www.letrevaselle.it. Doubles from $280.
WHERE TO EAT
Trattoria da Carlo, 9 Vicolo del Popolo, Orvieto; 0763 343916. Dinner entrees from $22.
Hostaria Posterula, 312 Corso Cavour, Orvieto; 0763 341245. Dinner entrees from $18.
La Cruccola, 8 Piazza Bernardi, Acqualoreto; 0744 958397. Must book since Neysa Forbicioni cooks only to order. Prices vary according to ingredients.
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