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Orvieto Caves

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Address: Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
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+39 0763 344891
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http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/

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Very cool history

We took a day trip from Rome to Orvieto and it was absolutely awesome. Very quick and inexpensive train trip, directly to the funicular which took us to the town on the top of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a day trip from Rome to Orvieto and it was absolutely awesome. Very quick and inexpensive train trip, directly to the funicular which took us to the town on the top of the hill. Easy walking city with plenty to do for an entire day. We did a walking tour, which was very well planned and took you... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves give an interesting view of life of the ancient Orvietans going back some 3000 years. Perhaps even before the Etruscans. Here they kept the harvest, pressed the olives and kept fresh food (pigeons). Cool in summer and winter alike. These storage caves were dug out of the soft upper rock from under every house. Accessible when needed. And... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

There are housings and caves of the Etruscians; I don't visited this facinating caves, but I saw them from outside; You think, what is that everywhere niches in the chalky stones;

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Koloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We really enjoyed learning about the history of the caves and enjoyed getting out of the hot August sun for a little while. It was interesting to see how creatively the ancient residents built and used the caves. Entire businesses were run within the caves. Our tour only covered a small portion of the large network beneath the town, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Just fascinating. A well directed tour, certainly a "must see" if you are visiting Orvieto. And if you happen to be in Orvieto when it's hot out, you will definitely welcome the cool, underground temperatures. An amazing history and architecture lesson. Don't miss this. Tickets for the guided tour can be purchased near the Duomo.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The cave underneath the city of Orvieto tell a fascinating story going back to the time of the Etruscans. Certainly worth a visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

i did this tour with my boyfriend, but my dad and stepmother/brothers did it was well a different day. We all concluded that it is a MUST SEE for those visiting Orvieto! The only thing I will say is that if you are extremely claustrophobic you may want to skip it... there is a part with a very tight climb... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a fascinating tour of the caves. The guide was pleasant and very interesting. The entire family enjoyed learning about this unique city below Orvieto

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing history associated with these caves. You can see where the pigeons resided as well as where they made olive oil. Lots of steps, but worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The history and stories are amazing. Tour guide very articulate and engaging describing ancient life underground. It's an engaging hour long tour and especially welcoming in the hot temperatures. If you have any trouble with mobility or tight spaces, this could be challenging. Lots of stairs, both spiral and large steps, and hallways that feel like holes to go through.... More 

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