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Orvieto Caves, Orvieto

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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. To visit Orvieto Caves on your holiday in Orvieto, and find out what else Orvieto has to offer, use our Orvieto travel itinerary maker.
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  • A very small fee to enter but it's worth it. The excavation that has been done is something to marvel at. There are plenty of pictures and signs in many languages to help you understand what you are l...  more »
  • We took a day trip from Rome to Orvieto and it was absolutely awesome. Very quick and inexpensive train trip, directly to the funicular which took us to the town on the top of the hill. Easy walking c...  more »
  • See when it comes to Orvieto! Between underground caves tunnels and dovecotes, Yes here we kept pigeons for sustenance and were to be many as long it took to send them away, cisterns and much history as told by a guide in this place very close to the wonderful Cathedral all under ground where the beautiful Orvieto sits atop a hill of tufa full of subways and glimpses the Etruscans nice view around
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