Orvieto has enthralled many a poets, theologians and artists with its happy situation, at the top of a hillside, looking down into the Umbrian wilds. Michelangelo, Thomas Aquinas and several hundred years of popes spent time in this charming environment, and left footprints for you to follow. Situated between Rome and Florence, Orvieto is an easy stop for those looking to explore the countryside, and a convenient base for exploring Umbria and southern Tuscany.