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Pozzo della Cava

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Address: Via della Cava 28, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763 342 373
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   Pozzo della Cava is more than just a well... ...it's one of...

   Pozzo della Cava is more than just a well... ...it's one of the highlights of a historical and archaeological tour of Orvieto...it's a place where the past and the present combine with respect for twenty-seven centuries of tradition...it's an invitation to discover Etruscans, Middle Ages and Renaissance, because Orvieto is not only the Cathedral...it's a fascinating underground itinerary located in the heart of Orvieto, through caves full of recently discovered archaeological finds...it's an unusual way of discovering the history the city known as Urbs Vetus and the customs of its people...it's an original opportunity to retake possession of a disinterred heritage

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Little tour but nice

Keep your ticket from the funicular and get a discount! Self guided tour with explanations in English. Doesn't explain the full history but they sell books that do if interested... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gary S
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Keep your ticket from the funicular and get a discount! Self guided tour with explanations in English. Doesn't explain the full history but they sell books that do if interested. For a privately done tour that charges very little it is worth to see. Also help support because the Italian government has started taxing these poor people more for all... More 

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Thank Gary S
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this site while strolling in the Orvieto's Medieval District. It's an expensive entrance fee to catch a glimpse into life in the underground city. It's a simple, self-guided tour (lots of explanation in several languages, including English) that takes you through interesting archeology. Worth a quick stop on your ramblings through the old city.

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Thank audrey u
Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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Grazie per la recensione, Francamente è la prima volta in assoluto che ci dicono che il nostro biglietto sia costoso... More 

Orvieto, Lazio, Italy
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to visit primarily because they have well written information and tin gives you a more rounded sense of or ieto underground. There are some cool artefacts, interesting displays and a warm welcome. It's the top on my list.

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Thank Daniel M
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Grazie infinite per l'apprezzamento dimostrato e condiviso su TripAdvisor More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I've visited Pozzo della Cava before and couldn't wait to take friends to see this amazing site. Owner, Terzillio, is a gem and enjoys sharing this discovery with visitors. I highly recommend this stop for a first-hand look at the cave system the Estruscans used, the pottery, plumbing and other aspects over the centuries and the incredible well that is... More 

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1 Thank lynette_cypress
Terrigal
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124 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

While extending their restaurant about 20 years ago they unearthed an amazing 60 m Etruscan well and tunnels. tunnels.

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1 Thank menzies55
Stockholm, Sweden
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69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a private cave (but entry is included in the Orvieto combo ticket). It is much more interesting and intriguing than the so called "Orvieto underground tour". You will see 2,500 years of history -well explained in English- in 30 minutes. Best visited in very small groups. There is also a very good shop (without the usual crap, but... More 

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are pleased also that you have noticed that we put a lot of care also in the shop. More 

Milan
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182 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The well is hidden below a small restaurant that serves only lunches. The visit costs 3 euros and leads you three floor into the ground where the well is located. Along the way some photos and texts provide the context of the well creation, its closing and the restoration. Really evocative.

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Thank mboaj
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Great caves underneath Orvieto. Self guided tour with written explanations in English and Italian at each point. Gave a great insight and was only found approx 20 years ago by the owners of the restaurant. Makes the mind wonder what else lies undiscovered beneath Orvieto. Touches such as showing fragments of pottery found in the kiln alongside reproductions,

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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Quick visit but worth the time. Ticket included in the Orvieto pass. Different than the guided tour in the piazza Duomo, but as interesting. A definite go.

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1 Thank Claudiaper
Frome, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fascinating caves - including an incrediby deep well that induces vertigo when you look into it. Well presented and very interesting.

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