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Orvieto Underground Tour
Activities in Orvieto

Orvieto Underground Tour

  • English English
  • 2 hours

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Enjoy this Orvieto Underground Tour in which you'll discover the city's 400 caves and grottoes. Thousands of years of history await you on a guided tour that includes an appetizer.

Orvieto Underground Tour

After meeting at the Piazza del Duomo at 12:15 pm, we'll enter the Orvieto's underground city. We'll walk for an hour through countless tunnels that have been running through the city for over 2,500 years.

The underground city is formed by over 400 caves, they have been used for many reasons, including wine coolers, pigeon farms, and water conveyance systems. During the tour, the guide will explain more about the history of the caves.

We'll go into the city's Etruscan past, and then go on to Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages, looking at objects from these periods, such as olive presses, grinding stones, fireplaces and wine cellars. 

Once the underground visit is over, we'll enjoy an appetizer at the Cantine Foresi, next to the Piazza del Duomo. The owner of the premises will also show us a private cave that he still uses as a wine cellar. The tour will end around 2:15 pm in the same Piazza del Duomo. 

Appetizer with views

We'll enjoy the appetizer on the terrace of the Cantine Foresi while admiring an unbeatable view of the façade of Orvieto's Cathedral. 

The temple, which dates back to the 14th century, is a perfect example of Italian Gothic art and its construction lasted nearly 100 years. It will attract your attention with its colourful exterior mosaics and its central rose window. 

On rainy days we'll also taste this appetizer, but the reservation will be enjoyed inside the premises. 

Food intolerances

If you have any kind of food intolerance you must indicate it when you make the reservation. Cantine Foresi can make changes to the menu to suit your needs, except for gluten-free meals which are not included.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Per person
US$ 49.20
  • Per person

    US$ 49.20

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entry to the Orvieto undergound city.

Orvieto grottoes walking tour.

Appetizer next to the Duomo, including white wine, charcuterie and local biscuits.

Not included

Celiac food.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 49.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazza del Duomo