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Exploring the Ancient Etruscan City Beneath The Highlands Of Orvieto

The cave series of Orvieto in Umbria of Italy is a rare collection of tunnels, galleries, stairs, wine cellars, remains of an old olive press, wells, cisterns and a primitive quarry.

Among the numerous archaeological debates and assumptions, finds place Orvieto, a city and commune in southwester Umbria, Italy for its supposed association with the Etruscan city of Velzna. Lies beneath this city rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs are the underground city of some 1,200 caves and tunnels. The volcanic rock structure of this hidden city is the custodian of history of human being and society that goes back to some odd 3,000 years.

 Past would beacon you while you wander along and through the intricate labyrinth of cave system and halt at times to wonder at the marvellous specimen of galleries, stairs and wine cellars. Take out time to spear on the remains of an old olive press, wells, cisterns that were believed to be used to store rain water.

The traces of a primitive quarry leave the impression of a civilization that was way ahead of their time and life conditions. Several superimposed rooms with numerous small square niches stands witness to its creation over the centuries. A very advanced system of tunnels was there in place to help the citizens escape the city in times of emergency and siege. The tunnels would lead from the city palazzo to emerge at a safe exit point some distance away from city walls. Give a different flair to your European vacation this season and set out on any of the guided tours deep down the secret underground city of Orvieto.

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