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“Lovely gentleman sharing the treasures beneath his home”
Review of Pozzo della Cava

Pozzo della Cava
Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Melbourne
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Lovely gentleman sharing the treasures beneath his home”
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 and great coffee.

Visited August 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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102 reviews
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“Informative and Well-Displayed”
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 closer to where we were staying and open into the evening when most other places were closed.

Visited July 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Beautifully presented”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a privately owned cave system and is so well laid out. We appreciated all the notations and explanations in English, which is unusual in this area.
We did not try to restaurant, but it certainly looked very nice.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was a great introduction to one of the many wonders of orvieto. It was an amazing place with an interesting history.

Visited June 2013
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“A little gem”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Blink and you would miss this little gem costing 3 euros. Refurbished by the owners at their cost this attraction, with English translations, shows pre Roman wells, pottery, kilns and caves. After tour you can have a espresso and a local wine for the amazing cost of only 2.40 euro for both, on the lovely roof terrace. A rare find.

Visited June 2013
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