The sixth underground room of the itinery of Pozzo della
Cava is a medieval wine cellar.
An Etruscan cistern
was cut into
for the staircase of this cellar; the stairs have the typical
"scendibotte" or ramps on either side so that the barrels
could be rolled down to the room below.
Don't forget that many of the cavities in the subsoil of
Orvieto have always served as wine cellars, for they have
the three fundamental characteristics needed for the conservation
of the famous Orvieto wine: a constant temperature, darkness