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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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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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Very cool, family-run historical experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

Traralgon, Australia
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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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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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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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