We learned about Civita through Rick Steves, and while travelling in Italy for two weeks, we found this to be one of our most memorable highlights! We were able to stay the night in an Airbnb apartment located right in the square, and literally behind us was a Wine Bar run by a wonderful mom and her daughter (Rachel and Catalina). They taught us about the famous white wines of Orvieto along with the fabulous history of the area. They had a fabulous downstairs wine storage area tunneled into the tufa. They treated us so well, and were very reasonable in cost. A few steps from that, we had one of the best meals of our trip, with a family that runs the Cantina di Arianna. We just asked them to cook us what they wanted, and it was the best pasta and bistecca of the trip. Dad, mom and son out front with the sisters and cousins cooking in the back. Most of it cooked on an open fire in front of us. To die for..
The history, solitude, beauty and ambiance of Civita was a welcomed and well-timed respite from the fast paced cities we visited along the way. Brian and Cathy