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Orvieto Caves

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Address: Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763/344-891
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Description: http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/

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We were in this area during a heat wave, and loved our visit to the caves. Lots of history and interesting background of how these caves were used in the past

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Morgantown, WV USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were in this area during a heat wave, and loved our visit to the caves. Lots of history and interesting background of how these caves were used in the past

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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tour takes about 1 hour and provides great view to valley. Guide well explained purpose of the caves

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Blacksburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The caves go back hundreds of years. We learned many interesting facts about how the caves were used which are under the buildings in Orvieto. There are some narrow steps to navigate for those with mobility problems. A bonus was the coolness of the caves when it was 100 outside.

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knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This one hour tour was a great way to learn more about ancient families. Exploring two of the more than 1,2000 existing caves in Orvieto was fun. You can make this an excellent day trip from Rome. Take the 1 1/2 hour train ride from Termini station to Orvieto. Then ride the Funicular up the mountain. Multiple cave tours but... More 

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Blainville, Qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The tour through the Orvieto underground caves is a must. It is not expensive - 6 euros - and provides an insight in a different way of life. Our guide (in English) was excellent. Some steps and inclines.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to take the afternoon tour of the Etruscan caves after baking in the afternoon sun blanketing the hilltop city. Walking down to the entrance of the caves we were rewarded with spectacular 'aerial' views of the valley below. Upon entering the cave we were rewarded with instant relief as the sun was blocked and we were blanketed by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had our tour at the end of our day in Orvieto. The guide was very knowledgeable and kind. The caves show interesting uses of an underground area and the history surrounding the various uses. It was a short tour and I would have liked to explore longer but ti was very worthwhile. In general Orvieto is a fabulous place... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I am very glad I was able to attend the walking tour of the Orvieto caves - it was very interesting and quite inspiring when you realise how people made do with whatever they have available to them. I was in Orvieto with my parents and went on this walking tour with my dad. He had already visited the Orvieto... More 

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Curlewis, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Taking the tour is very interesting how the residents carved there way into the softer earth their houses were built on. Well worth the time to do, and can be a great way to feel a little cooler underground for one hour.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Orvieto's tufa hill is relatively soft so there are caves and well and tunnels that are thousands of years old. Great history. Guides are a must and its not for the claustrophobic.

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Address: Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763/344-891
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto

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