Our day begins with a visit to a private cave: in 1980 Rita and Adriano accidentally discovered a series of caves and tunnels while renovating and refinishing the floor of their pastry shop. After nearly 20 years of restoration they brought to light approximately 400m2 of caves and tunnels dating back to the Etruscan and Medieval time.
By visiting the caves we will travel through history: we will have the chance to see Etruscan tunnels and cisterns, Medieval wells and at the very lowest level –about 20 m below the street level- a river bed with a petrified plant fossil from about 250,000 years ago. Get astonished by all this beauty and history!
After having visited the cave we will have the chance to enjoy a pastry-making lesson with the owner Adriano or his son Maurizio who held pastry-making courses in Usa and Australia, too. With a nice apron and the recipe in our hands, we will have the chance to learn how to do the famous Italian cake Tiramisù and one local dessert. Light lunch with final tasting of the home-made desserts. (about 3-4 hours)
Enjoy a walking tour throughout the charming town of Orvieto.
Orvieto is a medieval town suspended halfway between heaven and earth. It is situated on a volcanic cliff. The origins of Orvieto go back to the Etruscan civilization but the town reached the top of its development during the Middle Ages when its inhabitants started the fervent work of erecting palaces and holy buildings among which the very famous Cathedral stands out, undoubtedly the main monument of the city.
✓ tour leader
✓ visit to a private cave and entrance fee
✓ pastry-making lesson (Tiramisù and local dessert)
✓ light lunch (water included; wine not included)
X Ticket to museums or other
X Local guide