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Orvieto Caves

Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
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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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New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Louisville, KY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
62 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We bought our tickets near the TI across from the Duomo. The tour cost 6 euro each and was a good value. The 45 minute cave tour was very good. We went into only 2 caves, but each was quite large. The caves were dug by the Etruscans who stood less than 5 feet tall. Each was privately accessible from... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 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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