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Orvieto Caves

Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
0763/344-891
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/
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Ra'anana, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The caves themselves are pretty amazing and worth a visit, also if you are travelling with children. I felt that the explanation given by the guide was quite minimal. We could have learned much more about the Etruscans on this trip.

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san rafael ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was on our "must do" list but we almost missed it -- the woman at the ticket office was very helpful in allowing us to join an Italian tour group. The tour guide was amazingly accomodating in taking time to give us the English language short version in each stop of the tour. It is great to get underground... More

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New Orleans
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The view of the caves is an interesting and fun way to learn about Etruscan Orvieto. The 45 minute tour is done in Italian or English, and possibly other languages. Children and adults will enjoy this attraction.

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San Clemente, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The tour was an excellent way to enter more deeply into the history of Orvieto. Our guide spoke excellent English and gave clear responses to the variety of questions that arose. We had plenty of time throughout; there were some steep steps but not so many that we were fatigued by them. Educational and provocative, tours begin at the tourist... More

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Blue Mountains, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

These caves are so old, it gives you goose bumps. This is definitely a must when in this city. We were here for a wedding and visited all around the town.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The underground tour was well worth the time and very small charge. My son even got a student discount. We had a wonderful guide. I was hesitant at first because I was not sure if the caves would be too claustrophobic. However, once you start focusing on the guide's words about the history and culture, you forget that you are... More

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Launceston, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very informative and interesting tour. Our guide was excellent, well informed and interested in her work. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My son and I took the Orvieto cave tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide was excellent and we found the caves and his information about them and the history of Orvieto really interesting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Well worth a visit...but definitely not if you get claustrophobia...they are after all underground!! Our guide was very informative...all in all...amazing. Then the. Jew across the valley from the exit is breathtaking

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Zurich
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219 reviews 219 reviews
68 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A most interesting and informative guide of the some of the caves that were first excavated in Etruscan times and were in fairly constant use up to pretty recently. It is estimated that these caves form over one third of the area under the city. Only guided tours are offered, but that was a bonus in terms of understanding what... More

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