Pozzo della Cava is not only underground caves and archaeological
finds, but also pleasures of the table, special potteries,
local arts and crafts, books and relax.
is a little inner court between medieval walls in volcanic
tufa. It's like a natural stage for concerts, little shows,
lectures and events under a very fresh pergola. It's a very
suggestive multifunctional space, for a break or for reading,
for a lunch or for talking, for meetings, wine tasting,
shows, didactic and recreational workshops, for an unusual
party or an incentive tour, or for a special Italian Wedding!
Bottega del Buon Vino
» [the "good wine shop" at
the exit of the archaeological area of Pozzo della Cava]
you can make a pause with an Italian "espresso" or a cup
of tea, have lunch in a typical room dug into the tufa [we
suggest the "lombrichelle", the typical hand made Orvieto
pasta], reserve the "table of braves", on a sheet of plate
glass over the Etruscan cistern
eat and buy the Umbrian gastronomic specialties, or taste
and buy the genuine Orvieto wine and the local liquors [guaranteed
by Pozzo della Cava logo]
We have asked the skillful Orvieto craftsmen to obtain an
exclusive production of artistic ceramics and handwork.
And so we have open our shop called «Le
» [the ancient arts and crafts], where
all products are guaranteed by «Pozzo della Cava» logo.
The real pride of this unusual shop are the reproductions
of the archaeological finds of the two medieval pottery
kilns [see the pages about the kiln
the muffle kiln
and the "butti
They are the faithful copies of the kiln discards of the
medieval and Renaissance potter's workshops of Pozzo della
Cava and they are provided of a special warranty to certify
that they are "genuine falsehoods".
In our little
(near the exit of the archaeological area)
it's possible to find and buy guidebooks to Orvieto and
Umbria, books on local traditions, history and recipes,
monographs on most important sights of Orvieto and surrounding
area, postcards, videos...