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Orvieto Caves

Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
0763/344-891
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/
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Shallotte, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a great way to learn more about Etruscan culture and the history of Orvieto! These caves were instrumental in keeping the village safe during it's tumultuous history. Definitely worth a visit.

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Quebec
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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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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