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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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just took the train from Roma for less than 1 hour and reached Orvieto station where directly in front you may find the funicular to reach the top of the old town. you just visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

just took the train from Roma for less than 1 hour and reached Orvieto station where directly in front you may find the funicular to reach the top of the old town. you just visit St Patrick well on right of funicular exit. then take the bus with the same ticket up to the Cathedral... you may book your ticket... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The guide will teach you a lot you never knew and show you actual pigeon holes! You'll learn the history of Ovieto as you explore a very unusual underground city.

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League City, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife passed on this during our first visit and regretted it. Don't make the same mistake. The tour gives you a real feel for how Etruscans survived in Orvieto before they were conquered by the Romans. Don't miss it. After all you can only shop and drink wine for so many hours each day!

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Only four of us due to it being out of season and I think that it would be very different if there were a large number of people. Very well informed guide walked us from the tourist information office to the nearby caves. A very interesting tour but some of the tunnels are very narrow, be careful not to wear... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The cave system or at least what we were able to see is really amazing. It is unbelievable how vast they are and even more amazing when told of how many people occupied them!

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Huddersfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The geology and history of these caves are fascinating and while the tour gives an insight, you are left wanting to experience more

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Perth Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a very warm day and the caves were lovely and cool! The tour guide and diagrams used to explain the geology and events were very interesting. Though the idea of pigeon meat being your only source of meat didn't appeal. It showed how resourceful people can be in times of difficulty. But as in a lot of places... More 

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Durango, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There are over 1200 caves dug in the tuff under Orvieto. The first were dug by Etruscans looking for water. Most are private, but there is a great little tour, Orvieto Underground, which is very interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Underground history spanning from Etruscan times all the way to modern history- the tour of Orvieto caves is well worth your time.

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Coral Springs, Florida, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Under the city streets of Orvieto, in the Tuscany region of Italy lies the old "City Underground" featuring a series of tunnels and caves dug by Etruscans living 3,000 years ago. As part of an inexpensive city tour package allowing access to all the ancient and medieval attractions in this beautiful mountaintop city the "underground" offers a glimpse of everyday... More 

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