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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    The Orvieto Caves are amazing! It's hard to believe that an entire city is built right over these hollowed out cliffs. There are cave rooms for everything that the ancients may have needed. There are ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Good value, must see if in orvieto. Felt a little rushed but we had a great time! Guide spoke great english  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Very nice tour, the guide was sweet and entertaining. The stories were informative, all you can ask from a guided tour. We loved it!  more »

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Orvieto draws thousands of visitors every day of the year, so it is essential to book your rooms well in advance. You can choose a centrally located mid-range hotel, offering comfortable rooms, good food, and friendly service by knowledgeable locals. You can also explore the more expensive lodgings offered by quaint hotels with gourmet restaurants located in the picturesque hills surrounding the city. Remember that if you do stay outside of Orvieto, you may also need to rent a car to get around.  
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