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Pozzo della Cava

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Address: Via della Cava 28, 05018, 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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Unexpected pleasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Robin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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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 stars 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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Thank Cristina M
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 stars 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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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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 June 25, 2016

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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Sciarra_Orvieto, gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this review
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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 

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