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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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  • This is an interesting place. It was constructed in order to supply Orvieto with water. It consists of two spiral stairways, one used to descend and the other to ascend again. Originally the stairways...  more »
  • Many of the Italian hill towns have caves under them, but Orvieto is one of the few to capitalize on how fascinating they are to tourists. We loved the cave tour and seeing in person the thousand-year...  more »
  • I just love the caves, so interesting, great guide that spoke English for us. Alot of great unbelievable history in these caves.  more »