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Rome to Orvieto to Viterbo to Rome

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Rome to Orvieto to Viterbo to Rome

We will be in Rome in September, 2014.

We will be taking a train from Roma Termini to Orvieto.

On the way back to Rome, we thought that we may stop in Viterbo to see the B17 that was recovered from WWII. I understand that there is a museum in Viterbo that has the turret. First, is this possible in one day?

If so, then we could to a train from Orvieto to Viterbo Porta Romana (or should we go to Viterbo Porta Fiorentina?) then from Viterbo to Roma Termini.

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1. Re: Rome to Orvieto to Viterbo to Rome

As far as I know, the turret of the plane isn't exposed in Viterbo, but in Bolsena, the city on the lake of the same name where the plane was sunk, and precisely in the "Museo territoriale della città di Bolsena". See this article of 16 January 2014 (only in Italian, but you can translate it by Google):

ontuscia.it/cultura/esposta-al-museo-territo…

Here the Museum's website (again, in Italian only):

www.culturalazio.it/musei/museo_bolsena/

If you thought you were going to Viterbo for this turret, you'll have to change your travel plans

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2. Re: Rome to Orvieto to Viterbo to Rome

You should plan to spend one night in Bolsena.

Between Roma Termini and Orvieto, take the Trenitalia unreserved regionale train. Very easy and very cheap. No seat reservations. No advance bookings.

Between Orvieto (train station, or Piazza Cahen in the old town) and Bolsena, there are two buses in each direction daily EXCEPT Sundays. Depart Orvieto train station at 14:05 or at 17:25, arrive in Bolsena after 50 minutes. RETURN: Depart Bolsena at 6:45 or 16:10, arrive Orvieto train station after 50 minutes. the same bus departs and returns to Piazza Cahen in Orvieto 10 minutes after the train station.

If you take the round-trip bus from Orvieto to Bolsena to Orvieto, you get to spend only 75 minutes in Bolsena, which is just barely enough time to see the relic in the Museum of Bolsena atop the hill in the Fortress. It would be preferable to spend the night in Bolsena, so you can see more of the town and walk to the edge of the beautiful lake. Bolsena is a delightful town worth about half a day of sightseeing.

www.trenitalia.com

www.umbriamobilita.it

umbriamobilita.it/it/…

(see table E652)

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3. Re: Rome to Orvieto to Viterbo to Rome

The one-way bus fare between Orvieto and Bolsena should be 3.60 Euros.

In Bolsena, it's worthwhile visiting the Church of Santa Cristina, site of the so-called "Miracle of Bolsena" of 1263: the local priest, who harbored doubts about the doctrine of transubstantiation, witnessed the Host shedding blood during the celebration of the Holy Mass. The blood from the Host dripped onto the marble pavement, and these same blood-stained tiles now surround the altar in the church for all to see. Underneath the church are Christian catacombs.

A pretty little town indeed ...

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