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Pozzo della Cava

Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 342373
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Wells are beautiful, interesting but not amazing

We got discounted 2 euro tickets with our Rick Steve's guild book. It was interesting and I'm glad... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Trish E
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Rochester, New York, United States
Quite lovely

I would recommend this side trip in this section of Orvieto. We had the place to ourselves, and... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
spiinyynorman
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Gabriola Island, Canada
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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
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Via della Cava 28, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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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

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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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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I would recommend this side trip in this section of Orvieto. We had the place to ourselves, and the family who runs it, gave us a bit of a commentary as we went along. A nice cafe and the pottery/ceramics store adds a nice touch....More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017
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Grazie mille per la bella recensione. Ci piace che abbiate gradito anche i servizi accessori e l'aspetto umano della visita.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

While crowds throng to the Duomo or St. Patrick’s Well, we were almost alone in Pozzo della Cava, the Cave of the Well. The resident family discovered artifacts beneath their home in the 1990s. With only private funds they hired archaeologists and excavators and have...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017
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Grazie della bella recensione. Purtroppo sono ancora in molti a pensare che per visitare Orvieto bastino un paio d'ore, per...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Make sure to get your one euro discount with a funicular ticket. This is in the small print. With a funicular ticket it is 2 euros, without it is 3 euros. The old man running the place is a sweet guy but parted with the...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017
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Buongiorno e grazie per la bella recensione. Ci dispiace notare un po' di confusione, forse non basta aver scritto all'ingresso...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

These caves hold so much history--tragedy and love. It was a very informative and interesting time below ground in the caves

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017
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Grazie per la recensione, sorprendente!!! Avevamo sempre pensato alla storia e al vissuto, lei ha trovato altre sfumature!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Very neat! Wear proper foot wear. We climbed up and down and through tunnels. It was an experience. You should take water with you.More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017
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Grazie per la bella recensione. A dire il vero abbiamo decine di visitatori che scendono con le infradito e centinaia...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We fell in love with this town while in Italy. The caves are such a cool piece of its history. Be sure to get walk around and take in the shops and food. We extended our stay here just to take in the quaintness of...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017
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Grazie mille per la sua recensione. Davvero variegata.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had walked by this attraction every day on our way from our hotel to the centre of Orvieto, and on the spur of the moment we decided to go inside. The charming man at the ticket office explained a lot of things to us...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017
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Grazie per la sua recensione. È vero, ci sono le scale (ancora non hanno inventato i sotterranei a pianterreno!!!) ma...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The front to this attraction is very unassuming and unlike other attractions in this City, it is privately owned. Initially, you just assume it has a number of reasonably interesting artifacts and an etruscan well, perhaps 3-4 stars. Then the tour opens out into a...More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017
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Grazie per la bella recensione. Stiamo lavorando per migliorare ancora l'esperienza. È importante per noi vedere cosa riesca a stupire...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

If you'd rather not be herded around in a group, told where to stand, what to look at and what to think, this is for you. The caves are definitely a little off the beaten track but amazing to wander around at your own pace....More

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Sciarra_Orvieto, Gestore at Pozzo della Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017
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Grazie mille per la recensione. Ci piace che abbia gradito lo sconto reciproco tra le strutture del sottosuolo e che...More

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