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Pozzo della Cava

Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 342373
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Pozzo della Cava is more than just a well... ...it's one of the highlights of a historical and archaeological tour of Orvieto...it's a place where the past and the present combine with respect for twenty-seven centuries of tradition...it's an invitation to discover Etruscans, Middle Ages and Renaissance, because Orvieto is not only the Cathedral...it's a fascinating underground itinerary located in the heart of Orvieto, through caves full of recently discovered archaeological finds...it's an unusual way of discovering the history the city known as Urbs Vetus and the customs of its people...it's an original opportunity to retake possession of a disinterred heritage
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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"self guided tour"
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"italian government"
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"glass panel"
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"small coffee shop"
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"several languages"
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"quick tour"
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"walk around"
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"small museum"
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"fascinating view"
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"pre roman"
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"worth a stop"
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"short visit"
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"underground experience"
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"other attractions"
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"wine cellar"
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"escape the heat"
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"below ground"
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a private attraction of historical significance. The cave moves down through time and you see the hand chiseled marks made by Etruscans , Romans and later Italians . You can imagine the work and time it took to complete the structure and see...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018
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Grazie mille per la bella recensione, che ha anche incluso quella della trattoria annessa, che potete trovare come "La Bottega...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This small museum enables you to gain some understanding of what remains of the Etruscan civilisation that once lived here.

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018
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Grazie mille per la sua bella recensione. Per noi è importante che chi viene in visita si trovi soddisfatto.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Small family owned museum that shows interesting remains of Etruscan living. If you go near lunch time, added bonus is that you can have a decent lunch at their restaurant. Typical panzanella is a classic.More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018
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Grazie per la recensione, forse più adatta alla pagina de "La Bottega del Buon Vino", la trattoria annessa al percorso...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This seeming hole in the wall attraction is a gem of a surprise. You are shown how these Etruscans lived, produced pottery, dug into the Tufa for places to live and work, and the effort needed by archaeologists to take the artifacts they find as...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018
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Grazie per la sua recensione e per l'ottima valutazione

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a privately owned underground cave located in the medieval section of Orvieto. The people here are so friendly and the tour is self guided. Amazing place, the family that owns this cave took the time and expense to create and preserve this for...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018
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Grazie mille per la bella recensione e per averci dato modo di ricordare che le ceramiche sono di nostra produzione.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Set in a much quieter part of town if this small museum which offers a self guided tour of excavated remains of Etruscan pottery works. It was an interesting visit with a number of kilns and describing the different developments in pottery that had occurred...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018
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Grazie per la sua recensione, da quanto scrive non riusciamo a capire se ha davvero visitato tutte le grotte (ci...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This archeological site is new and well organized, with all relevant information on billboards. You can have an experience in the underground of Orvieto, which developed in different ages (Etruscan dug to reach water, in the Middle age to obtain building material and thereafter to...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018
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Grazie mille per la bella recensione. Siamo felici di essere riusciti a far comprendere quanta storia di Orvieto e degli...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We didn't have time to do the Orvieto Underground tour and decided to visit Pozzo della Cava instead. It cost only 3 Euros and you can see the deep well and the carved underground world of Orvieto. There is also the pottery to be admired...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018
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Grazie per la recensione. Ci auguriamo che la prossima volta abbiate più tempo e più spazio.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A delightful way to spend a quiet afternoon. If you're not interested in history of this area then don't come but otherwise I found this to be a fascinating view into life here in Orvieto long past in a beautifully preserved state. The elderly doorman...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018
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Grazie mille per la bella recensione

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We got discounted 2 euro tickets with our Rick Steve's guild book. It was interesting and I'm glad we saw it for my curiosity, but not amazing. Kids would probably find it boring. No much to take pictures of. The wells are cool, and the...More

Thank Trish E
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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018
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Grazie per la sua recensione. Non so cosa si immaginava di trovare per 2 euro in nove stanze oltre 2...More

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