To walk the streets of Orvieto is to walk back in time. This historic city, situated in the Paglia River Valley, began as an Etruscan center of commerce and prospered in Roman time due to its ceramics production. In 1354, it became a city of the Church Estate until 1798. After brief Napoleonic rule, i was finally annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. This rich historic comes alive as you walk the narrow streets.