Travel Details

Important Reminders:

  • Passport: A valid passport is required. Ensure it is valid for several months before and after your travel dates.
  • Flights: Book flights to and from Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport in Rome.
  • OM Bus: A free OM bus departs Leonardo da Vinci airport for Orvieto on June 16 at 12:30 P.M. We will be waiting for you in Terminal 3 (International terminal).
  • Departure Flights: Flights on July 6 should not leave Rome airport before 12:00 noon.
  • Instruments: Contact individual OM faculty members for information regarding traveling with cellos and large instruments.
  • Time Zone: Orvieto time is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States.
  • Internet: Availability in Orvieto is limited.
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Traveling to Italy

 

Important Documents:

  • Passport: A valid passport is required. Ensure it is valid for several months before and after your travel dates.
  • Visa: No visa is required for United States citizens. Non-U.S. citizens should check current visa requirements with the nearest Italian Consulate at least one month before departure.
  • Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required to enter Italy.
  • International Student ID: For students, an International Student Identification Card can be useful. Inquire about applying for an international ID at your school’s student service center.

 

Flying to Rome:

When making flight arrangements, plan to arrive at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport (also known as Fiumicino). Arriving in Rome is the first step of your journey to Orvieto Musica.

Participants for OM 2024 should plan to book their arrival in Rome on the morning of 16 June. Participants of the Tuba Euphonium Fest should plan for the morning of 23 June.

  • Airport: Plan to arrive at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport (also known as Fiumicino).
  • Air Tickets: The least expensive air tickets are generally available before April 1 each year. We recommend planning to book your flight as far in advance as possible.
  • Customs and Duty-Free: Specific information regarding customs regulations and duty-free limits can be found in travel guides such as “Let’s Go, Italy,” available at general bookstores.

 

Traveling to Orvieto:

Upon your arrival in Rome, the next step of your journey to Orvieto Musica involves the adventure from Rome to Orvieto. Please read carefully as there are several options for travel.

The Orvieto Musica bus/van will depart from Fiumicino for Orvieto on Sunday, June 16 and June 23, 2024, at 12:30 P.M.

  • OM Group Bus: This is the optimal choice for travelers arriving in Orvieto before the OM bus departs for Orvieto. To utilize this option, please ensure you indicate your preference on your application and final forms during the application process. Space can only be reserved for those who make these requests in advance.
  • Train: There are numerous train options available for traveling to Orvieto from Rome. Please find specific details below.
  • Car: If you choose to rent a car or travel to Orvieto independently, there are various parking options available. Further details can be found below.

 

Traveling from Rome to Orvieto by Train:

When planning your journey from Rome to Orvieto, there are a few options to consider for a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Option 1: Leonardo Express to Roma Termini The festival has long suggested taking the Leonardo Express to Roma Termini, and then catching the train to Orvieto. This route is often recommended for its simplicity and convenience. It allows for a seamless transition between the airport and the main train station in Rome. Additionally, the time between trains at Termini provides an opportunity to explore the station’s amenities, including restaurants and services. Moreover, departing from Termini reduces the chances of boarding a train going in the wrong direction, as all trains typically leave in the same direction.

Option 2: Local Train from Tiburtino Alternatively, taking the local train from Tiburtino is also a viable option, which can be faster depending on the time of day. However, this route may be better suited for more experienced travelers, unless detailed platform information is provided. While this route may offer a quicker journey, it requires a bit more familiarity with navigating the train system.

Train Departure from Termini to Orvieto When taking the train from Termini to Orvieto, it’s important to note that the platform (binario) number is often announced fairly close to departure time. Be prepared to walk quickly to reach the platform. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that trains are not listed as “Orvieto” on the departure boards. Instead, they are named by their end destination, usually Firenze SMN. Look for Orvieto listed among the intervening towns. Typically, trains to Orvieto depart from Platform (binario) 2 Est, located all the way to the left and further back behind other trains. Be prepared for a potentially long walk or quick run to reach the platform in time for departure.

 

Arriving in Orvieto by Car:

If you’re arriving in Orvieto by car, there are several parking options available for your convenience:

Piazza Della Pace at Orvieto Scalo: This parking lot is located behind the train station and is reportedly free according to recent information. From there, you can walk under the train station and follow directions to the funicular for easy access to the town center.

Campo della Fiera or Campo Ex Foro Boario: This parking area is where the buses arrive. While there may be a couple of confusing turns, especially without GPS, it could be the easiest option if you’re arriving with a group and coordinating transportation to apartments. Rates for parking here are unknown.

Piazza Cahen, at the top of the funicular: While there may not be a distinct advantage to parking here, if you happen to take a wrong turn and end up here, you can park and easily access the town center by following directions for Linea 1 or Circolare A to Duomo, or Circolare C for Piazza della Repubblica. Rates for parking at Piazza Cahen are also unknown.

Before parking, it’s recommended to check for any updated parking regulations and rates, especially if you’re planning an extended stay in Orvieto.

 

Traveling with Instruments:

String Players. Please contact Intensive Strings Director Robyn Julyan as you make arrangements to transport your instruments to Italy. As you may already know, there are evolving regulations about traveling internationally with instruments that may be made of rosewood, tortoise shell, or other protected materials. Instruments are also available for rent in Italy at an extra cost.

 

Lost Luggage:

It is an unfortunate thing, but it happens. If this happens, please make your way to the Lost Luggage area of the Fiumicino airport. Here you will be able to file a claim. Do not provide them with your contact information, but rather with the contact information of our accommodations in Orvieto. This will be the easiest way to reunite individuals with their items.

 
Affittacamere Valentina
Via Vivaria, 7 Orvieto Tr 05018
 
Phone:
tel. 00 39 0763 341607
mob. 00 39 3287341272

Accommodations

 

Accommodation is provided by Orvieto Musica in Orvieto from the night of June 16 until the morning of July 6 for those participating in the full three-week intensive programs.

Participants who wish to extend their stay in Orvieto can reserve rooms independently at local hotels in the area.

Departing Italy

 

Many Orvieto Musica participants choose to extend their stay in Italy or Europe after the festival concludes. As such, Orvieto Musica does not formally organize transportation from Orvieto to Fiumicino at the end of the festival. However, optional transport may be arranged for an additional cost.

If you plan to depart directly from Orvieto to Fiumicino for your flight home, it’s advisable to schedule your departure from Fiumicino no earlier than noon on your departure day. Trains from the center of Rome to the airport run daily starting at 7:00 a.m.

Taking a taxi to the airport can be expensive, and hotel rooms near the airport tend to be prohibitively priced.

Immersing Yourself in Italian Culture

A significant aspect of the joy of participating in Orvieto Musica is the opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian life for three weeks. We, at the festival, are committed to ensuring you feel at ease with and embrace the culture. From assisting you with shopping to recommending wines and restaurants, helping you plan weekend travels and sightseeing, offering Italian language classes, and even encouraging you to appreciate natural light in rehearsal rooms, and to notice architectural and historical details, we strive to enhance your cultural experience.

Orvieto Musica adheres to the traditional Italian “riposo” daily—a three-hour afternoon break in the schedule for lunch, quiet activities, and rest during the hottest part of the day. If you wish to continue your musical study during riposo, please remember to bring a practice mute, headphones, or music for memorization or quiet study.

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Important Considerations

 

Telephone numbers in Orvieto often change from year to year. Contact numbers will be emailed to participants during the week before departure from the U.S.

Orvieto is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States.

Most cell phones with international capability can be used in Orvieto. Check with your service provider to confirm service and arrange for less expensive calling plans. Cell phones can also be purchased in Orvieto for approximately €50. Local SIM cards are available for purchase and use, provided your cell phone is unlocked.

Orvieto has two internet cafes and two wireless internet cafes. These establishments serve the entire population of Orvieto, so availability may be limited. Consider advising your email contacts that you will be taking a break from the internet during your stay.

International phone cards purchased in the United States (such as AT&T and Sprint) may not work in Orvieto. It is recommended that participants wait until their arrival in Orvieto to purchase local international phone cards. Orvieto Musica staff can assist participants in calling their families from the airport upon their arrival in Italy if desired.