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Address: Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0763 342373
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   Pozzo della Cava is more than just a well... ...it's one of...

   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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We stumbled on this place while waiting for our favorite deli to reopen from the afternoon break. What a fun discovery and a sweet man running the place. It's off the beaten path... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
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San Rafael, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We stumbled on this place while waiting for our favorite deli to reopen from the afternoon break. What a fun discovery and a sweet man running the place. It's off the beaten path so we had the place to ourselves. 20min well spent!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

After all the group tours we had been on, this short, quiet, self-guided tour was a nice change. We showed up, paid the entry fee and then walked through the short tour with no one else in sight. The site is very well done with nice signage in several languages explaining each of the areas and what it is you're... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting tour of about 6 caves restored by the owner of the property. It is clean and everything is well displayed. All the information for each part is available in English and in several other languages. If you had to choose between this tour and the Orvieto underground tour, this one won for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This off the beaten path cave is so well done, with multi-language signage for an easy self-guided tour. I had the entire place to myself and it was truly like falling back in time. The tour ends on a garden patio where I had one of the most amazing lunches in all of my time in Lucca. Don't miss!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Your self conducted visit won't take too long but it will give you a fascinating insight into Orvieto and its history. Excellent gift shop and cafe. We used our Orvieto City Pass to visit - if you buy one then use it. Not as extensive as the Orvieto Underground tour but like most of Orvieto, fascinating.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a self guided tour with explanations in English (and Australian..) in a series of caves privately excavated & owned. Fascinating and well laid out Etruscan & middle ages history. Found this more interesting (and less arduous) than 'Orvieto Underground' guided tour. Great café & souvenir shop on site.

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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Grazie per la bella recensione, le siamo grati che abbia trovato piacevole la nostra formula. Siamo l'unico percorso ipogeo di... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

If you don't have time for a longer tour of underground caves in Orvieto, this spot is perfect. Traveling with my mother, I couldn't drag her up and down cave stairs and narrow tunnels, so I opted for this site instead while Mom planted herself inside the restaurant to write out some post cards. The cave was interesting and the... More 

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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Grazie della bella recensione. Sebbene si tratti di sotterranei, avrà notato come i gradini non siano molti e siano comodi,... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is a walk through layers of the past...wells that provided water for everyday life and as a way of living when the cliff was besieged by the enemy. It was also a necropolis for Etruscans or pre-Etruscans, a garbage dump or butteo containing household debris including lots of pottery fragments with a chute for pouring the Debris down and... More 

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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Grazie mille per la recensione e per la valutazione, e complimenti per la descrizione che coglie in poche parole l'essenza... More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We went because it is included in the Orvieto card. The museum is interesting but poorly labelled. I would go to the Orvieto Underground first because it will make this site make more sense.

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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Grazie per la recensione. Ci sorprende che trovi le nostre spiegazioni misere, quando riceviamo complimenti proprio per quanto sono dettagliate,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

....a missing Well, and an important archaeological site which is now a national treasure! This has clearly been a labour of love for the family, but it is very well put together. We were lucky enough to have an excellent local guide with us which helped a lot but there are Italian/English signs on almost everything of note. This is... More 

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Grazie mille per la recensione. Siamo contenti che abbiate gradito anche i servizi annessi al percorso archeologico e la professionalità... More 

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