Orvieto Cathedral and Underground Tour
Learn about the spectacular Signorelli's frescoes and get inspired as Michelangelo did five centuries ago.
Explore the hand-made tunnels of an underground area of the city and see the memories of the ancient Etruscan civilization. Walk along the impressive medieval walls and stop at the viewpoints to admire great panoramas of the countryside.
Meet the guide next to the Cathedral and start your tour in front of the amazing facade. Your guide will give you all the information about the mosaics, the sculptures and the history of the church before taking you inside the huge building. You will visit every part of the church, with a special focus on the beautiful San Brizio chapel, decorated by the reinassance artist Luca Signorelli. His frescoes are considered one of the most sensational works of art in Italy.
A beautiful walk in the heart of Orvieto will take you to the underground area of “Pozzo della Cava” where you will discover the hidden part of the city. These tunnels have been escavated during more than 23 centuries by the inhabitants of the area. Here your guide will explain you how the rooms were used during the history and you will look down inside the impressive 36 meters deep etruscan well.
Once you finished the underground tour, you will walk to the edge of the city; from the top of the cliffs you will admire stunning views on the rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive trees. Walking along the ancient walls of Orvieto you will enjoy many points of view on the countryside and the brown coloured medieval town.
A short walk throug pictoresque little alleys will take you back to Piazza Duomo, ending point of the tour.
Admission tickets to Cathedral
Admission tickets to underground caves (Pozzo della cava)
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- 10:45am or 3:00pm ai piazza Cahen in front of information point
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