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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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Maybe a little bit difficult to find but really evocative

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Milan
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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Frome, United Kingdom
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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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San Mateo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Orvieto is built on a big hill that is filled with thousands of tunnels and caves all built by man over the last 2000 years. The underground tour takes you into some of this and explains, but the Pozzo della Cava gets you into even more. It sits underneath a café and is quick visit--and cheap--3 euro!! It is a... More 

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Grazie mille per le belle parole che ha speso per noi. More 

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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Boise, Idaho
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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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New York City, New York
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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 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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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 

New York City, New York
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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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