Pozzo della Cava

Pozzo della Cava, Orvieto: Hours, Address, Pozzo della Cava Reviews: 4.5/5

Pozzo della Cava
4.5
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
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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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Judy A
Louisiana211 contributions
Cute little old couple run this place!
We had very little time to view the underground and this tour was perfect! We went at our own pace and learned a lot about the Etruscans but the neatest part was the little old couple that runs the place! He is just adorable and will bring you to flooring that has plexiglass where you can jump on it but also view the cave from his little restaurant/gift shop. We had a blast I would recommend this to our friends.
Written 19 July 2021
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Grazie mille per la recensione e per la valutazione. Siamo felici che abbiate avuto modo di conoscere gli scopritori di tutto quello che avete potuto vedere.
Written 22 July 2021
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#rooftopfoodie
Zurich, Switzerland2,793 contributions
Authentic learning experience
In this privately owned museum the visitor can not only learn about the ceramics that were produced there and the technology how they were made, but also experience how people lived in the old times in their homes carved into the tufa rockbed. There is also a cistern housing a wine cellar and several super deep former wells that supplied water for centuries. And the museum’s cafe offers great cappuccino with fantastic homemade wine biscuits, definitely worth sticking around a bit longer for.
Written 19 July 2021
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Grazie mille per la valutazione e per la bella recensione che non trascura neanche i momenti di sosta. Siamo felici di aver contribuito positivamente alla sua esperienza ad Orvieto.
Written 22 July 2021
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Sherri S
Wichita Falls, TX16 contributions
Historical insight
Sep 2019 • Friends
Very interesting tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The gift shop has many different items.
Written 8 February 2020
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Grazie mille!
Written 9 February 2020
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John Watson
Dalyellup, Australia55 contributions
Amazing history
Nov 2019
The caves tour was a very enlightening look at the way the people of Orvieto once lived. I was not that keen about going but on a rainy afternoon had nothing better to do. It was only a short tour (about one hour) but very interesting. The people lived in the cave system for over 1000 years and their survival instincts were marvelous.
I would recommend this tour.
Written 6 January 2020
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Molte grazie, a lei per la recensione e alla pioggia che ha permesso di essere scoperti!!!
Written 9 June 2020
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Stanleyzed
53 contributions
A must if you are intrigued by the caves
Oct 2019
Way off the beaten track, but find this place. It is included with the Una Carta, even though it’s privately owned and operated. The owner was there when we visited and he is very proud of his caves, and rightly so. All displays are represented in 4 languages.
Written 5 October 2019
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Grazie! Effettivamente abbiamo 4 lingue straniere oltre all'Italiano, ma disponiamo di schede sintetiche in 8 differenti lingue...
Written 9 June 2020
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MsItaly98
arizona349 contributions
Excellent underground cave experience!
Sep 2019
We actually took the underground cave experience that you purchase near the Duomo first and then had time for this one. Wow! We found it so interesting that there are so many caves in Orvieto and that they belong to the buildings owner that is above them. The first tour gives you more history on the caves overall, whereas this one only presents it’s history. They provide such detailed information and many artifacts to view. This one far exceeded the first cave tour. It was much more extensive with good lighting and excellent explanations in (I believe) four languages.
Entry was 4 Euros and you tour at your leisure.

They provide nice bathrooms and have a restaurant above, but we had already eaten. Be sure to go in the restaurant and look through the viewing window in the floor to the cave below.

We would highly recommend this tour even if your just on a day trip to Orvieto as we were. You won’t be disappointed.
Written 22 September 2019
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Sciarra_Orvieto
Grazie infinite per la valutazione e per la recensione dettagliata della sue esperienza. Siamo felici che le sia piaciuta la nostra città e si sia trovata bene nel nostro complesso archeologico.
Written 23 September 2019
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Jeff B
Seattle, WA677 contributions
Worthwhile to see if one has time
Aug 2019
If you enjoy seeing archaeological remains, this is a worthwhile visit. Fascinating to see how the uses of these carved-out caverns begun by the Etruscans evolved over time. A visit can be completed in 10-30 minutes. English explanations posted throughout.
Written 12 September 2019
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Grazie per la sua recensione. Pensiamo che, a giudicare dalla valutazione e dalla rapidità con cui ha liquidato 28 secoli di reperti archeologici, non appartenga al tipo di utenti che ha descritto all'inizio. Ci chiediamo come mai abbia deciso di far visita ad un complesso archeologico...
Written 13 September 2019
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Lepand
Ra'anana, Israel78 contributions
Interesting site
Jul 2019
We did Underground Orvieta and this tour. They are very different and would recommend this one if you have time for only one. You do the tour yourself, and the explanations are very comprehensive at each stop. The site covers the whole history of Orvieto from Etruscan to the 19th century. It is not in the center of town, so it can be a bit of a walk, depending where you are coming from, but it is very near the elevators and escalators. We took the bus from the funicular.
Written 18 August 2019
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Grazie per la sua recensione, che ha toccato diversi aspetti, incluso il suggerimento ad utilizzare il parcheggio di Campo della Fiera, con ascensori e scale mobili gratuiti per il quartiere medievale.
Written 19 August 2019
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Meghan C
St. Petersburg, FL3 contributions
Charming little museum
This was 1 minute walking from our AirBnB and so became the first stop in Orvieto. It's a short but interesting introduction to the city—when we visited we were the only visitors. The highlight for us was the gift shop, which has very cool local pottery painted to model medieval designs and a lovely, elderly attendant who transcended our language barrier with some endearing humor.
Written 3 August 2019
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Sciarra_Orvieto
Mille grazie per la sua recensione. Se c'era poca gente e un solo addetto ai servizi, probabilmente ha approfittato di una apertura straordinaria estiva del lunedì.
Written 4 August 2019
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@35912
Columbia80 contributions
very interesting
May 2019 • Couples
We had already done the Underground Orvieta tour but found this one very interesting as well. Visitors here are allowed to wander at their own pace; there are clear detailed descriptions all along the way. The well has obviously been well studied with seemingly accurate explanations of the workings of the Etruscan inhabitants. The depth of the excavation is surprising. One hour is probably adequate but there is also a well-stocked book and gift shop to explore.
Written 6 June 2019
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Mille grazie per la recensione che ha toccato diversi aspetti e per la valutazione!
Written 7 June 2019
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