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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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  • You should be physically able to visit. Steps and uneven floors. There is a small fee. Buy your tickets in the Duomo Square.  more »
  • Were cut into the rock of Orvieto and tuff. Many are linked together by a network of passages. The origin is Etruscan and served to grain storage and some as wells. Interesting excursion.
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  • Brilliant,great guide, and indicates how the people of Orvieto 2-3000 years ago managed to survive.This is a cave open to the public but Orvieto is riddled with caves.  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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