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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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   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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cristina M
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

....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 

Telegraph Point, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The well and collection of artefacts was an absolute highlight for us. While I thought it was great, my kids both found it totally exciting! We had just done the Underground tour before coming here, and so being able to explore another underground tunnel and cave but without the crowd of people and with no rush was great. The information... More 

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Grazie mille per la bella recensione. Siamo uno dei pochissimi complessi sotterranei con le autorizzazioni per poter effettuare la visita... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a private Museum and well worth the visit and if you produce you Funicular tickets they reduce your entry price to €2 per person.

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Grazie per aver notato lo sforzo che facciamo per garantire degli sconti a chi visita le altre strutture e/o utilizza... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

A National Monument on private property, the caves (and the well of the title) have been excavated only fairly recently. They are well lit, have abundant information and provide a very interesting insight into the uses of the Orvieto caves over the centuries. A definite 'must see'.

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Grazie mille per la recensione, siamo felici che le sia piaciuto il Pozzo e che abbia gradito gli sforzi fatti... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is a small attraction in one of the quieter streets of Orvieto. Not flashy and well-advertised like the Orvieto Underground, nevertheless this is well worth a stop. We had the place to ourselves, and had a relaxing, interesting exploration. Pozzo della Cava is a series of small caves that shows you how the people of Orvieto have used the... More 

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Grazie per aver dedicato del tempo alla nostra struttura con questa bellissima recensione. E complimenti per aver scelto la Carta... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

A few small stairs, but easily visited. The passages are well lit and open. The curator didn't know much English, but he was very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Keep your ticket from the funicular and get a discount! Self guided tour with explanations in English. Doesn't explain the full history but they sell books that do if interested. For a privately done tour that charges very little it is worth to see. Also help support because the Italian government has started taxing these poor people more for all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We stumbled upon this site while strolling in the Orvieto's Medieval District. It's an expensive entrance fee to catch a glimpse into life in the underground city. It's a simple, self-guided tour (lots of explanation in several languages, including English) that takes you through interesting archeology. Worth a quick stop on your ramblings through the old city.

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Grazie per la recensione, Francamente è la prima volta in assoluto che ci dicono che il nostro biglietto sia costoso... More 

Orvieto, Lazio, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to visit primarily because they have well written information and tin gives you a more rounded sense of or ieto underground. There are some cool artefacts, interesting displays and a warm welcome. It's the top on my list.

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