Pozzo della Cava

Pozzo della Cava, Orvieto: Hours, Address, Pozzo della Cava Reviews: 4.5/5

Pozzo della Cava
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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Sherri S
Wichita Falls, TX16 contributions
Historical insight
Sep 2019 • Friends
Very interesting tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The gift shop has many different items.
Written February 8, 2020
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Grazie mille!
Written February 9, 2020
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John Watson
Dalyellup, Australia55 contributions
Amazing history
Nov 2019
The caves tour was a very enlightening look at the way the people of Orvieto once lived. I was not that keen about going but on a rainy afternoon had nothing better to do. It was only a short tour (about one hour) but very interesting. The people lived in the cave system for over 1000 years and their survival instincts were marvelous.
I would recommend this tour.
Written January 6, 2020
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Molte grazie, a lei per la recensione e alla pioggia che ha permesso di essere scoperti!!!
Written June 9, 2020
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Stanleyzed
53 contributions
A must if you are intrigued by the caves
Oct 2019
Way off the beaten track, but find this place. It is included with the Una Carta, even though it’s privately owned and operated. The owner was there when we visited and he is very proud of his caves, and rightly so. All displays are represented in 4 languages.
Written October 5, 2019
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Grazie! Effettivamente abbiamo 4 lingue straniere oltre all'Italiano, ma disponiamo di schede sintetiche in 8 differenti lingue...
Written June 9, 2020
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MsItaly98
arizona349 contributions
Excellent underground cave experience!
Sep 2019
We actually took the underground cave experience that you purchase near the Duomo first and then had time for this one. Wow! We found it so interesting that there are so many caves in Orvieto and that they belong to the buildings owner that is above them. The first tour gives you more history on the caves overall, whereas this one only presents it’s history. They provide such detailed information and many artifacts to view. This one far exceeded the first cave tour. It was much more extensive with good lighting and excellent explanations in (I believe) four languages.
Entry was 4 Euros and you tour at your leisure.

They provide nice bathrooms and have a restaurant above, but we had already eaten. Be sure to go in the restaurant and look through the viewing window in the floor to the cave below.

We would highly recommend this tour even if your just on a day trip to Orvieto as we were. You won’t be disappointed.
Written September 22, 2019
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Sciarra_Orvieto
Grazie infinite per la valutazione e per la recensione dettagliata della sue esperienza. Siamo felici che le sia piaciuta la nostra città e si sia trovata bene nel nostro complesso archeologico.
Written September 23, 2019
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Jeff B
Seattle, WA601 contributions
Worthwhile to see if one has time
Aug 2019
If you enjoy seeing archaeological remains, this is a worthwhile visit. Fascinating to see how the uses of these carved-out caverns begun by the Etruscans evolved over time. A visit can be completed in 10-30 minutes. English explanations posted throughout.
Written September 12, 2019
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Grazie per la sua recensione. Pensiamo che, a giudicare dalla valutazione e dalla rapidità con cui ha liquidato 28 secoli di reperti archeologici, non appartenga al tipo di utenti che ha descritto all'inizio. Ci chiediamo come mai abbia deciso di far visita ad un complesso archeologico...
Written September 13, 2019
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Lepand
Ra'anana, Israel74 contributions
Interesting site
Jul 2019
We did Underground Orvieta and this tour. They are very different and would recommend this one if you have time for only one. You do the tour yourself, and the explanations are very comprehensive at each stop. The site covers the whole history of Orvieto from Etruscan to the 19th century. It is not in the center of town, so it can be a bit of a walk, depending where you are coming from, but it is very near the elevators and escalators. We took the bus from the funicular.
Written August 18, 2019
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Grazie per la sua recensione, che ha toccato diversi aspetti, incluso il suggerimento ad utilizzare il parcheggio di Campo della Fiera, con ascensori e scale mobili gratuiti per il quartiere medievale.
Written August 19, 2019
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Meghan C
Jackson Heights, NY2 contributions
Charming little museum
This was 1 minute walking from our AirBnB and so became the first stop in Orvieto. It's a short but interesting introduction to the city—when we visited we were the only visitors. The highlight for us was the gift shop, which has very cool local pottery painted to model medieval designs and a lovely, elderly attendant who transcended our language barrier with some endearing humor.
Written August 3, 2019
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Sciarra_Orvieto
Mille grazie per la sua recensione. Se c'era poca gente e un solo addetto ai servizi, probabilmente ha approfittato di una apertura straordinaria estiva del lunedì.
Written August 4, 2019
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@35912
Columbia80 contributions
very interesting
May 2019 • Couples
We had already done the Underground Orvieta tour but found this one very interesting as well. Visitors here are allowed to wander at their own pace; there are clear detailed descriptions all along the way. The well has obviously been well studied with seemingly accurate explanations of the workings of the Etruscan inhabitants. The depth of the excavation is surprising. One hour is probably adequate but there is also a well-stocked book and gift shop to explore.
Written June 6, 2019
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Mille grazie per la recensione che ha toccato diversi aspetti e per la valutazione!
Written June 7, 2019
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Loraine I
7 contributions
Visit to another marvel Orvieto has to offer
Jun 2019 • Couples
This was an easy 20 minute walk from the Duomo. The walk itself was also lovely as I saw a part of Orvieto I hadn't seen before. It was very charming.
The Pozzo della Cava is privately owned and the owners have provided an amazing place to visit. It is well lit, well laid out and plenty of useful information , (also in English).
It is also cool which was a welcome respite from the heat of the day.
The Pozzo is breath taking to look down. It's quite a an amazing feat.
On display there are various examples of pottery that were created in the time that parts of basement were used as a kiln.
At the end of the tour there's a lovely outside space where you can sit. There's also a bar where you can get refreshments and also is a small shop
I would really recommend visting here.
Written June 5, 2019
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Sciarra_Orvieto
Grazie infinite per la sua recensione!
Written June 6, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
Great look at pre-Roman to modern history
Apr 2019 • Couples
This cave has been inhabited since Etruscan times, and the exhibits trace its history through the medieval era.

I did the self-guided tour which was easy because of the excellent signage in several languages. It is well organized and the stairs are wide and study so walking was no problem.

Allow about 30 minutes if you are a fast reader, but an hour would not be too long.
Written May 7, 2019
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Grazie mille per la sua recensione!
Written May 13, 2019
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