ORVIETO IS AN OLD TOWN LOCATED ON A TUFA OUTCROP 300 FEET ABOVE THE GORGEOUS PAGLIA VALLEY BELOW.
The city is mostly known for its Duomo (one of the most architecturally important in Europe), for its Etruscan roots and for the museums where one finds collections and displays that range over 2500 years of history. With this tour you will get to explore its fascinating underground.
The aim of this activity is to make you enjoy a tour of Orvietos’ undergrounds (group tour in English). During this your you will be taken under the town exploring some of the 440 caves which have been used for centuries for various purposes such as refrigerators for wine barrels, stables, water wells and cisterns as well for getting a very local one-course meal…pigeons!
After your tour, just few minute walk far away, you will find one of the local’s favorite place for light lunch in town. We will reserve for you a table with view towards the Duomo’s façade (not possible on rainy days) for a light lunch wine tasting. You will enjoy local products such as Orvieto’s white wine, cold cuts, cheese and locally made biscuits. After lunch ask the owner to show you his private old grottos used as wine cellars!
- Local guide (group tour)
- Walking Tour in the grottos
- Entrance fees to the underground
- Light lunch tasting at a winebar
Tour type: Small Group tour
Scheduling: All year long: every day
Price: 40€ per person