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

We enjoyed the Etruscan caves very much the deep well is amazing. The kids 17 & 11 enjoyed as well. Very fun and friendly. Great wine too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Fair Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We enjoyed the Etruscan caves very much the deep well is amazing. The kids 17 & 11 enjoyed as well. Very fun and friendly. Great wine too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Such an amazing story from Tersillio, the owner, who discovered these caves and tunnels on his property. He keep digging and opened the country's first privately owned National Museum. I highly recommend this as a MUST on your Orvieto to-do list. It is incredible! Purchase a Carta Unica at the tourist office on the Piazza del Duomo - it provides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I sort of fell upon this attraction as it was on the way from our hotel. It turned out to be a fascinating and very well done exhibit of, mostly, Etruscan life. There was a fair amount of Renaissance pottery-making involved as well, as evidenced by the gift shop. There are steps (quite sturdy and with railings)... More 

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

Thank you so much! Unfortunately for you the small restaurant at the exit of the caves is open just for lunch. We looking forward to welcoming you at the occasion of your next trip in Italy. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A very small entrance conceals wonderful etruscan caves. Well lit network of caves with each turn opening onto a new and fascinating space. Privately owned and less formal than the bigger cave system in Orvieto, these are great if you don't fancy a long tour.

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

Thank you so much, we are happy you enjoyed our place More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the most interesting parts of this attraction is its long history - and how great a job the family of owners has done preserving, reconstructing and presenting its story without being cheesy or over-the-top. The caves themselves are really interesting, and it was fascinating learning what different areas were used as throughout time - from a chimney from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This recently excavated (1998) site was an Etruscan pottery. The space told it's story and included samples of the unearthed pottery. You could see the influence in the ceramic artwork still produced in Orvieto. A well set up attraction of historical interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

These caves are privately owned and you can stroll at your leisure. Inexpensive but full of intrigue! 3 Euro for up to an hour, an 8 minute walk from the Duomo. The real gem in the stone is the gentleman at the café at the end.... cheeky man calls you over to look at something, tells you to look down... More 

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

Thank you so much! It was the man you mentioned who discovered the well (pozzo) thirty years ago. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

While walking around Orvieto for a couple of days we came across this family owned cave complex . We paid the small fee and you do the tour yourself. The caves wind their way around under their home and I believe there are nine caves there that are connected. A vast area which also contained a very big well which... More 

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

Thank you for your very detailed review More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Taking the tour to the underground city in plaza duomo is the better way to get to know those ancient caves. However, if you already have the Orvieto key to the city card, you might as well explore this cave and check out the privately owned collection

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Hudson, Ohio
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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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Address: Address: Via della Cava 28, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763 342 373
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto

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