Orvieto Caves, Orvieto

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#4 of 14 in Parks in Province of Terni
More than a geological attraction, Orvieto Caves offers tours of an underground city. Inhabitants spent 2,500 years digging cavities into the earth, which overlap and intersect beneath the modern structure of the city. This location connects us to an ancient and mysterious pre-Roman people: the Etruscans. The caverns have served as galleries, cellars, cisterns, and more. Medieval families of nobility had access to these caves via secret escape tunnels. Wear shoes for walking up and down many steps. Tour guides speak fluent English. Orvieto Caves is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Orvieto Edition.
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  • Great tour, but does require walking on uneven ground and uneven stairs! Very,very interesting!!! Will amaze anyone when learning this was all done by hand many centuries ago!  more »
  • we took the last tour of the day and only bought the tickets about 60 minutes before the tour. There were only 6 people in our group but we were told that an earlier tour that day had 30. the small gr...  more »
  • We had a guide named rosita who was really informative. The caves were very interesting and I think it is a good place to visit. Probably not so good if you have limited mobility.  more »

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