So I've looked into Orvieto here on TA since I've often seen it recommended by members. It looks very beautiful with much to see-gothic cathedral, breath-taking country views, etruscan caves, etc, etc.
In October(I know it's a long way off!)my husband and I will be taking another med. cruise, returning to Civitavecchia. We have a few days before our flight home and thought about spending one full day in Ostia Antica BUT I don't want to stay in Ostia because what we saw of it last time was less than inspiring. We are thinking about renting a car in Civitavecchia and driving to Orvieto, stay for a few days and then pop over to Ostia Antica before catching our flight back.
Just wondering if there's anyplace else I should look into-we REALLY like ruins and good food.
Google Maps said it's about an hour and 40mins from Civitavecchia to Orvieto-is that about right?
Now, I've thought about Viterbo and we actually drove close to it on a past trip to see the Monster Gardens of Bomarzo. Got caught in a horrible rain storm and didn't see the park.
Any other neat places worthy of the drive?-don't really want to drive more than 2 hours outside Rome.