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Orvieto Underground – Orvieto

Journey to discover the underground of the millenary city of Orvieto

Orvieto Underground - Umbria
All year long Umbria -Orvieto (Terni)  Art-Culture-History | Exhibits-Museums-Visits

The undergrounds of Orvieto are a labyrinth divided into over 1200 caves, tunnels, wells, and cisterns built by the ancient inhabitants of the millenary city in about 2500 years.

A guided tour allows visitors to discover the labyrinth through a path in the heart of “Orvieto Underground” where the cavities overlap and intersect under the modern urban fabric and where exciting traces of Etruscan and medieval antiquity are still visible.

The route is a journey through history where visitors can see the wells dug by the Etruscans, the butti (small medieval wells), the remains of an ancient mill with millstones, press, hearth, feeders for the animals assigned to the millstones, the ” colombai ” for the breeding of pigeons… up until the contemporary era when these underground areas were used as a refuge during the Second World War.

But it is also a geological experience to discover the evolution of the various cliff phases,


USEFUL INFORMATION

Orvieto Underground is open all year long
Visiting hours: every day at 11.00am; 12.15pm; 4.00opm; 5.15pm
In periods of greater tourist turnout, every 15 minutes.
Closed on December 25th.
Admission with a fee>>>
For information and reservations call +39 0763 340688
or send an email>>>

See also the Orvieto Underground Facebook page


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