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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grotte della Rupe. There, we had a really nice guided tour which took us on what is known as Orvieto underground, basically, an underground city which has been used as housing, wells, ceramic ovens, quarries and even as pigeon coops.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These caves, numbering over a 1,000, are all under the hilltop town of Orvieto and date back to the 12th century. Seems that every house had their own underground cave which only they could access. Caves were used for storage of wine and food because...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Estruscan era. I was hesitant to do this but I’m glad we did. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of these people.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank O3993SYtomc
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We enjoyed taking the underground tour in Orvieto, but if you have any issues with mobility (bad knees, for example), the second half of the tour can be a major problem. The first half of the tour was fairly easy; the second half takes you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

The guide spoke excellent English and provided an entertaining and detailed history of the caves. An absolute must if you are visiting Orvieto.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

After seeing a few posters in Todi, decided to take the drive to Orvieto to see the caves. So glad we did, we checked with the office ( next to info centre) and there was a 11.15 tour and would take about 1 hour. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kiwisflythecoop
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

So interesting to see the caves below the city and learn about their history and functional evolution over time. We learned that most properties in the old town of Orvieto have a cave below that belongs to them! Inexpensive, only an hour long, great change...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

How amazing to find a whole world from ancient times right under the streets you are walking on today. You book your time slot at the tourist info opposite the duomo and meet your group outside the info office. A 5 minute walk takes you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating to see how residents survived in the maze of underground caverns, pre-dating Christianity. More lighting really is needed as the ground is uneven and you can't see where you are putting your feet. The first area you are taken to is manageable, but the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank haylingseagoon
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Totally fascinating while also learning the local history. Great informative tour guide and not expensive at all.

Date of experience: August 2018
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SueLovesTheBeach
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Kolka2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for taking so long to react to your inquiry. The tour takes about one hour and I found it very interesting. For the rest of the town, I would have liked to stay at least 3 days. It was a great relief to get away from... More
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Yes, find the office in the Duomo plaza, number 23
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radman3d
Decatur, Georgia
Orvieto Caves and Underground (6 Replies)
This is confusing. Is it just one place or more then one? Is the Underground the same as the Caves?
April 08, 2017|
Response fromsogna2re|
Yes, it is one and the same.