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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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Quebec
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's my second time in Orvieto, did not have time for the underground the first time. I must say that this tour was most interesting, you must visit the underground. Takes you way back, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. There are scheduled tours, but they add more as they go. We had one at 3:00pm in english, not... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did you know the Etruscans bred pigeons? These caves are full of wonderful finds like huge dovecotes, olive presses, perfectly symmetrical wells. And most if it from the medieval. Visit now...!

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A well guided and fascinating trip. Worth including in visit. Beware they are dusty with volcanic dust not good for asthmatics.

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Marazion, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A range of caves to explore with a knowledgable guide, giving insights into the use of these caves throughout the ages - well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We easily found the guided tour office off the duomo plaza and were able to book the next English tour no problem. It ended up being the last English tour of the day and we were the only ones who signed up so we ended up with a private tour! Our guide was very friendly, very knowledgeable and let us... More

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New York
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33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you can, try to get on a trip without too many children. The underground was fascinating, but I could not hear the guide with all of the chattering and crying going one. Interestingly, the "English" language tour was full of German and Dutch travellers, who clearly understood English quite well. Gorgeous children, but chatty.

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Seattle
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27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Guided tours (tickets at Visitor Center in the main square) take you under Orvieto into a labyrinth of connecting caves, used in past centuries as storage, living quarters in some cases, but it seems mostly for housing pigeons. Holes in the cave walls were for pigeon nests which were raised for food back when you couldn't get enough pigeon. You... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you only have a day in Orvieto take this tour! The history and various uses over the centuries are really interesting. Estruscan construction was amazing

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Bologna, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When you arrive at Orvieto, there are several places that you should visit. One of those places is abviously the caves. You feel the history also they have a nice restaurant there..

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Madera, California
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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We toured the caves in the afternoon. It was the last English tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The tour was approximately 1 hr. It is a short walk from the tourist information. There are many steps and elevation changes, and some tight quarters, but well worth the $$.

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