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Orvieto Caves

Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
0763/344-891
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/
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Gothenburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We had heard of the underground caves of Orvieto, where the etruscans had resisted the romans for two years. As we are an old couple we hesitated for all the stairs. But we managed to climb down and up.The guide's information was full of insight and we could easily imagine how it once was to stay here for a long... More

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Plano, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tour took you into the cave system of the Etruscans with a good explanation of how they lived. The highlights included there pigeon breeding dovecotes and the engineering skills they had in excavating the underground tunnels.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

great insight into the history and lives of the residents over the centuries. a short punchy tour and well worth a look for the €7 fee. some parts need reasonable agility.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You would never know these caves are under Orvieto! It was amazing to go see the caves, hear why the Etruscans built them and understand more about the city.

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great tour to learn about the history of Orvieto and their underground caves. The tour guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable and informative. This is a must do in Orvieto!

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Marshville, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I don't normally do guided tours but we decided to take the Underground Orvieto tour and glad we did. Very interesting look at what lies beneath Orvieto and our guide did an excellent job. Had to navigate some very narrow openings - not for the claustrophobic! Fun tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Was an interesting tour, worth it if you've never done a hilltown cave tour. Captured our teenage son's interest. Great way to support the local tourism economy.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Story is that Orvieto folks discovered all of the Etruscan undergrounds when renovating their place. We did a self-guided tour. Have to say it's pretty well done! Great lighting highlights the caves. You get a real sense of how this underground space was used by residents. Was discovered in 1984 and they just keep digging and improving it. Good English... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We booked an English speaking tour for 12:30 pm. A short walk down a path allows entry to one of two caves. The visit includes some history of the 1200 caves in existence. The second cave is a little more tricky with deep steps and narrow passages when descending. These caves are dry and have high ceilings. Well maintained and... More

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Shallotte, North Carolina, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very interesting and informative since we had a local guide. You dive under the city streets and dive way back in time. Caves date back to Roman times and are fascinating.

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