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Member Reviews (11)
- Orvieto UndergroundMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 13, 2013
The coolest place in Orvieto, literally. Although I'm a bigger fan of the Narni Underground in little-visited Narni (about 20 minutes away -- it's an Inquisition torture museum, and who doesn't love the Inquisition?), the Orvieto Underground is far, far easier to experience. And, really, it is pretty dang cool. Literally. (In summer, book their 12.15pm tour; everything in town closes and you'll avoid the heat of the day.)
You'll find out all sorts of cool stuff about what it was like to live in Orvieto in medieval times. Like, that they ate not much else other than pigeon for days, weeks or months on end when they were under siege. You'd think they'd be sick of it by now, but you'll find pigeon on almost all of the menus in town. Besides wild boar, it's one of my favorite foods in all of Umbria. (Seriously.)
- Orvieto UndergroundMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersNov 13, 2013
The Orvieto Underground tour is really cool, is certainly something you must do while visiting the city. The hour long guided walk (they have guides that speak english and other languages) around the caves is really interesting and will impress you with some facts from medieval times. The feeling of walking around tiny corridors and stairs will transport you back in time, really cool.
- Orvieto UndergroundMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2First to ReviewDec 12, 2012
My old college pal and I took this tour into the caverns carved out of a relatively soft tufa stone. These caves run through the hill on which Orvieto was built, and lie directly under the famous (and heavy) cathedral. The tour was wonderful and took us back to the ages of the early inhabitants of the area on into the current century. The caves really highlight the cleverness and the short-sightedness of our kind.
- Orvieto UndergroundJul 13, 2012
The Orvieto Underground seems to be the most under-appreciated attraction in Orvieto. The hour-long tour of the medieval caves gives you can idea of how people used to live, survive, and defend themselves in this hilltop city. And during a scorching summer day, it may be the coolest place in Orvieto.