Address: Via della Cava, 28 – Orvieto (TR)
Telephone: +39 0763.342373
Hours and Tickets
Every weekday and public holidays: 9:00 – 20:00
Closed Mondays (if not a holiday) and the second half of January
Tickets: € 4.00
Reduced price: € 2.50 (groups 10+ people, students, seniors, T.C.I members, ticket holders of the Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto Underground and Campo della Fiera parking)
In the medieval quarter of Orvieto, the Pozzo della Cava well owes its name to the presence of a large well of Etruscan origin enlarged between 1572 and 1530 at the behest of Pope Clement VII, but in reality the entire site is an underground archaeological complex that testifies different periods and aspects of the city of Orvieto.
Going down inside you will discover not only remains of ancient Etruscan burials and cisterns, but also the famous “butti” and remains of medieval kilns. In the Pozzo della Cava it is also possible to admire an exhibition of medieval and Renaissance ceramics from Orvieto.
Every year in this suggestive scenery on the occasion of the Christmas holidays, the now traditional “Nativity scene in the well” is set up: an artistic representation of stories from the Bible related to the Nativity with refined settings and models, mechanized characters and animals.