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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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Very cool little tour

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. The caves were like nothing I had seen before. It did not take much time at all for the visit. Those with mobility issues ay struggle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jessica G
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. The caves were like nothing I had seen before. It did not take much time at all for the visit. Those with mobility issues ay struggle with the stairs/ hills. We saw a pretty wide variety of ages enjoying the caves, however.

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Cork, Ireland
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Ensure you visit these caves when in Orvieto... Allow sufficient time for the tour. The guides are extremely knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This was a once in a lifetime experience. We took a small tour in Orvieto, down into the caves where the Etruscans lived. We saw the living quarters, pigeon roosts, hideaways, etc. Quite a learning experience.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Unbelievable! An entire town on top of an isolated mountain, accessible only by a man-made foot bridge. This was a German stronghold in WW2 and has a commanding view of the valley below. The Etruscan influence is quite visible in this town, built for its ability to easily defend, yet self-sustaining with aquifers and agriculture. Lots of small street cafes,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

The caves were really interesting. The tour was run next door to the tourist information office and was a good way to spend an hour. Our kids 8 & 10 enjoyed it and it gave you a good understanding of the towns history. Gives you a good understanding when with a walk outside the walls where you can see the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Artificial caves are a worth seeing attraction to get involved into the non interrupted story of use of the undergrounds.

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Albany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was my second time in Orvieto but first time visiting the caves. I was fascinated...definitely worth the tour. Will give you an idea of the Etruscan history and how ahead of their time they were.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The guides tell an excellent story of the life in Orvieto one thousand years ago and the part the caves played. It is a fascinating one and gives a much better understanding of the city above. It is a different world below ground but try and do the caves before you do the town. Small passageways and steep steps, but... More 

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Venice, FL
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Recommend this tour, especially if it is raining. Orvieto is so full of history but there is another world under the city that you should see.

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az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We had bought the Orvieto Carta Unica which provided admission to the Orvieto Underground tour, so we decided to go. And what a great treat. Tour starts in front of the tourist info office, facing the Duomo. We went on the English speaking tour at 11:15 am , which departs 15 minutes after the Italian scheduled tour. There were 2... More 

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