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Pozzo della Cava

Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 342373
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Worth the walk.. but a short visit

I had wanted to take the entire underground tour but did not arrive in time for the morning visit... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2014
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
View of Ancient

If you like history or geology or archeology, this is a fascinating place. Excellent views of the... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2014
Linda W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 342373
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had wanted to take the entire underground tour but did not arrive in time for the morning visit and needed to catch a 5pm train.. So instead I went and found the Pozza Della Cava which is the deep well that supplied water for...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you like history or geology or archeology, this is a fascinating place. Excellent views of the caves, etruscan tombs, artifacts with explanations. Don't miss the glass floor that lets you see down through the underground space.

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is an informative and well planned out privately owned site. There is an Etruscan well, Mediaeval cellar and kiln and Renaissance kiln to name but a few things to see. You move through at your leisure, there is no guide needed and it wasn't...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed April 17, 2014

There are two major "well" attractions in Orvieto. The larger, better known Pozzo San Patrizio, and the Pozzo della Cava. Three Euros gets you a ticket that takes you back 2500 years to a time to when Orvieto was a fortified Etruscan hill town that...More

4  Thank James J
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Although this cave is privately owned and located under someone's personal property, it was included in our Orvieto Carta Unica ticket. The cave is simply fascinating and there is very good signage providing the history of the cave and its prior functions. We had the...More

4  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed November 17, 2013

The question I most repeated to our Orvietan host was "come hanno fatto?" ("how did they ever make this?"). Unfortunately most of the construction techniques of the 16th and 17th centuries have been lost for eternity, so we will never know. The Pozzo (well) was...More

1  Thank EastVillageDenizen
Reviewed October 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this attraction which is just a short walk from Piazza della Repubblica, costs only 3 euros and is beautifully displayed. Signage is in 5 languages and gives a nice overview of the history behind these caves. Artifacts are very interesting and seeing...More

3  Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Visiting Pozzo della Cava is like peeling back the onion skins of time. I'd suggest going as the entry to this historic well and cave system is just about $3USD. Perfect to do on a hot afternoon! I visited with my Alba Tours group and...More

Thank 2-4-T
Reviewed August 29, 2013

The history of the discovery of Pozzo della Cava is a wonderful story. Meeting the proprietor, a lovely older gentleman who always welcomes you with a smile as he shows you the treasures beneath his home... He also has a wonderful collection of old vines/grappa/limoncello...More

Thank Marie-Noelle8
Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you're in Orvieto for a day or two, this cave is worth a visit. The artifacts were artfully displayed and well-explained in English. We didn't make it to the other big well in Orvieto so I don't know how it compares, but it was...More

Thank sues87
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