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Address: Piazza della Morte 1, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0761 220851
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An interesting tour small in scale, in comparison to the whole system

The guided tour gave interesting information about the history of the tunnels. The prospect of future expansion in length is positive for this small independent organisation. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Graham B
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Cedar City, Utah
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is brief, but packs a surprising amount of information about medieval history, history of Viterbo and the region. A bonus is a small gift shop filled with local delicacies and unique jewelry that is made after ancient Etruscan jewelry patterns. Enjoyed immensely, thanks!

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The guided tour gave interesting information about the history of the tunnels. The prospect of future expansion in length is positive for this small independent organisation. The products on sale in the above ground shop are mainly produced locally. It is a worthwhile value for money visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Viterbo Sotterranea is a network of tunnels under the city. It is still open to debate as whether or not the Etruscans started the tunnels, some scholars believe they were for collecting water. While the tour only covers 120 metres, the network of tunnels are around five kilometres, apparently they range in depth from 3-8 metres. They were expanded during... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A little tour beneath a deinks and gift shop giving a guide to how some inhabitants of Viterbo lived right back to Etruscan times, Cool on a hot summers day as well !

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The "guided" tour was definitely interesting and I certainly love to see and hear about Viterbo's underground history but it did leave you wanting much much more. It was a bit short for me to say it's a must see in Viterbo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A bit over priced and over hyped. The history is interesting and I suppose it gives a different aspect of the city. Don't expect too much though

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Cozumel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

It was nice to discover the underground used at different periods of history. The audio guides made the discovery interesting with our kids (15 and 10). They both enjoyed the visit, especially since it was short, but to the point and informative. It is still under development to make it longer, but it is already with the visit.

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Thank Pierre M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Our enthusiastic guide, with excellent English, took us through the 150 m of underground caves which provided a snapshot from the Entruscan times, through medieval harshness to surviving WW2. In November they intend to extend into another tunnel which will add 500 m traversing to San Pelligrino. We were also given a good introduction to local delicacies, drinks and jewellery... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This was a very interesting part of Viterbo history that I knew nothing about. The guide was very informative, she spoke great English, and you could tell she loved the history of the underground tunnels. The tour was very interesting, and I definitely recommend it.

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Walworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I went there with my friends today. The underground is impressive and the guide explained very well the history of it and yet a lot to discover down there. Wish I can come back in a couple of years to know what they discovered. I also bought a lovely Christmas tree decoration completely home made

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