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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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Description: http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/

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An Orvieto must see!

Fascinating glimpse in to the lives of the Etruscans in Orvieto. The tour guide was informative, spoke perfect English and the tour is not too long (45 minutes).

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating glimpse in to the lives of the Etruscans in Orvieto. The tour guide was informative, spoke perfect English and the tour is not too long (45 minutes).

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a popular and well-organised tour of the caves under the ground. I loved it - it was informative, atmospheric and interesting. You can just sign up on the day at the booth opposite the Duomo. Tours in different languages leave every 15 mins or so at peak times. Don't go if you're claustrophobic - the passageways are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Took our family on the tour of the caves and loved learning about how the Etruscans lived underground during wars to stay safe. It is amazing how ingenious they were and how they utilized the caves for so many things. Worth going on the tour.

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Fairfax Station
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A good tour in English. The use of the caves from Etruscan times until the present well presented. Gained an appreciation of the age of this city and the many industrial uses for which the caves were used.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a wonderful guide who could speak good English and good German. It was really interesting to go into the caves and learn how the Etruscans lived and to hide from their enemies. They had all types of tools for grinding their food. They reared pigeons in the caves for their food as well. There were a few cave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were in this area during a heat wave, and loved our visit to the caves. Lots of history and interesting background of how these caves were used in the past

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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tour takes about 1 hour and provides great view to valley. Guide well explained purpose of the caves

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Blacksburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The caves go back hundreds of years. We learned many interesting facts about how the caves were used which are under the buildings in Orvieto. There are some narrow steps to navigate for those with mobility problems. A bonus was the coolness of the caves when it was 100 outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This one hour tour was a great way to learn more about ancient families. Exploring two of the more than 1,2000 existing caves in Orvieto was fun. You can make this an excellent day trip from Rome. Take the 1 1/2 hour train ride from Termini station to Orvieto. Then ride the Funicular up the mountain. Multiple cave tours but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The tour through the Orvieto underground caves is a must. It is not expensive - 6 euros - and provides an insight in a different way of life. Our guide (in English) was excellent. Some steps and inclines.

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