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Orvieto: Guided Walking Tour of Underground Orvieto

Activity provider: crusoe.travel

Orvieto: Guided Walking Tour of Underground Orvieto

Activity provider: crusoe.travel

From US$ 47.50 per person

Discover the hidden jewel of the Umbrian region and its best side: under the surface. Join a small group in a guided visit to two masterpieces of the underground town: Pozzo della Cava and St. Patrick's Well.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along the alleys and streets of the town and live the real atmosphere of this amazing palce
  • Visit Pozzo della Cava a great exqample of Etruscan architecture of the area
  • Visit and descend the steps of famous St. Patrick well, real marvel of engeneering
  • See from outside the stunning and marvelous Cathedral
  • Enjoy your time with a local guide that will share its passion for the city with a small sized group of participants
Full description
Orvieto stands out on a tuff hill, showing off its jewels, first of all the wonderful Duomo. Under it, however, inside, another city is hidden and preserved, dug over the centuries through the volcanic rock. Walking through the streets of the city, we will discover two unique architectural jewels. The first is the Pozzo della Cava: this is a complex from the Etruscan era with various hypogeal environments and a well dug into the tuff rock on which the city rests. This has a depth of 36 meters and has unique features that we will discover in detail. The second stop of the visit that we will reach with a short walk is the famous Well of St. Patrick: this water structure dates back to the sixteenth century and had the dual function of water supply in case of disaster but also a refuge in case of attack. Designed by Antono da Sangallo il Giovane, it has the peculiarity of having a double staircase whose access is guaranteed by separate doors that allow for totally separate access flows. 54 meters deep, this engineering jewel will be the highlight of this exciting guided tour.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour of the city and two main attractions
  • St. Patrick well admission
  • Pozzo della Cava admission

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    Meet the guide in front of Civic Museums - guide will hold a "crusoe" call sign. Look out for it

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    Product ID: 418735