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Pozzo della Cava

Via della Cava 28, Orvieto, Italy
0763 342 373
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Hudson, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So very interesting that this is privately owned! Ancient artifacts and ruins abound ......a great price, too! I would recommend this to anyone visiting Orvieto!

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As part of Orvieto's history, it was great to visit and learn. Very well displayed. The owner showed things that were part of the tour. At 3 euros it is not expensive, considering.

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Great Falls, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

we enjoyed the real deal, actually looking at what the etruscans did so long ago. To see these relics right under the existing buildings today sure makes you mind think of all that is still to be discovered.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Oh,how fortunate that this is so preserved and care. Another amazementtothis tiny part of wonderful Italy

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Marazion, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved these fascinating caves, lovingly restored, and the gift shop/coffee shop / bar at the exit is charming too, with lots of local specialities to sample!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is off the beaten track in Orvieto because you walk downhill from the end of town opposite the direction of the Duomo, and once you go down you realize you have to walk back up. This is a private attraction and was done without any state funding after an excavation uncovered this cistern which had been recovered to a... More

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

Thank you very much, it is very important for us to know what affects our visitors. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited several different attractions in Orvieto but Pozzo della Cava was my favourite. Everything was so well organised, excellent signage so you know exactly what you were looking at and the history behind it,( which I have found to be lacking in some of the larger sites). When I was there it was very quiet, so being able to... More

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Grazie infinite! È molto importante per noi conoscere quali aspetti hanno maggiormente colpito e interessato i visitatori. More

Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Cute little place on the road - pretty cold inside the cave, so it is a nice thing to do to escape the heat. It was a nice little museum and it was fascinating to see the caves, the cistern, and how the Etruscans used what the city gave them, way back when. I would recommend this as a nice... More

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Northamptonshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Apparently these caves have been opened and set up by the family which owns them, and without government or other support. If that is so then it is a considerable achievement. The whole experience we found to be fascinating. Admission is cheap. There are notices everywhere in various languages including good quality English. The caves are well lit, and the... More

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

thank you, feedbacks are important for us! More

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited this caves, it was very nice.They give you an example of how Etruskians worked and did their thing. The museum is nicely equiped and it gives good information, happily also in English (a lot of musea in Italy present the info alone in Italian language!). Very nica was also that foundings were presented beside a reconstructed example.

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