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Orvieto Caves

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Address: Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 0763/344-891
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http://www.pozzodellacava.it/caves/

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Certainly part of any visit to Orvieto

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Haddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

a fabulous experience and one which was so well described in fluent english although other languages were available at different times; fabulous

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and I did the cave tour and our guide was Alessia, she was very informative and knowledgeable. The caves are a result of 3,000 years of digging over the ages and were used extensively for farming pigeons. The ceiling rock was used to mix with limestone to make cement. The stories of the caves are worth hearing and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We enjoyed visiting the Orvieto Caves. The displays were carefully put together and easy to understand. The tour took less than an hour to complete.

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Forli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a guided tour on a rainy afternoon. The history of the caves itself make the visit worthwhile. Our guide was very knowledgable and regaled us with many stories. Overall, we had a nice experience enjoying one of the hidden gems of Orvieto. They offer guided tours in English and Italian.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Interesting. Glad we took the tour. Caves are well lit and most have high ceilings, so not claustrophobic.

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