Underground city in Orvieto

FotorCreatedItaly15On our final day in Orvieto, we checked out the underground city that actually mirrors the above ground city. We visited two public caves and were told on our tour that there are over a thousand caves in the city that are private and sitting underneath people’s homes. These caves were used in the past as olive oil workshops, pigeon rearing places, and even bomb shelters (WWII).

FotorCreatedItaly16One last memorable thing about Orvieto, people here take their midday siesta really seriously. All shops close, even tourist information office, banks, tour sites etc. The streets are empty between 1 plus to 3 plus, where everyone is presumably home to get their lunch and catch a nap …

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