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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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  • There are housings and caves of the Etruscians; I don't visited this facinating caves, but I saw them from outside; You think, what is that everywhere niches in the chalky stones; 
  • It is very interesting to explore caves in particular with guided tours that you can hire at the tourist office, opposite the beautiful Cathedral of the city. Since the guides you either in Italian or English explain the history of these caves especially at the time of the Etruscans and their survival during the siege by the Romans. They are preserved in very good shape.
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  • We really enjoyed learning about the history of the caves and enjoyed getting out of the hot August sun for a little while. It was interesting to see how creatively the ancient residents built and use...  more »