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Travel Bug Dog Tag Travel-Orvieto Funicular Ticket TB02

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In SGA – Lt Cmdr. (SEAL) Erik Kristensen

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


Orvieto is a hill town in central Italy.  It is situated on the flat summit of a large plateau of volcanic tuff. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone called Tufa (see the photo).  It was a center of the Etruscan Civilization which existed almost a thousand years before the Romans. During Rome's military expansion, it took a two and a half year seige for Julius Ceasar's army to overcome the defenses.

There is a modern road to the top now, but it is only available to residents.  All others must use the elevator from a parking garage or, if arriving at the city by train, use the funicular. The funicular starts across the street from the railway station and takes passengers up 515 feet to the Piazza Cahen in the city center,  The line passes through the a tunnel in the rampart (see photo).

The line was originally built in 1888, and took the form of water-ballast counterbalanced funicular. This line was in use until 1970, when it was abandoned. Twenty years later, in 1990, a new electrically hauled funicular was built on the route of the old.  The cars of the new line are unmanned, and the whole line is controlled by a single controller in the upper station. The line operates every 15 minutes, or more frequently if traffic demands it.

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Tracking History (9027.9mi) View Map

Dropped Off 10/11/2017 MrHook placed it in SGA – Lt Cmdr. (SEAL) Erik Kristensen Arizona - 193.4 miles  Visit Log

Ok, my Matey and I think this is a rural enough setting for this travel bug. Enjoy your stay

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Retrieve It from a Cache 9/15/2017 MrHook retrieved it from Marble Overlook Arizona   Visit Log

My Matey and i found this little piece of Italy in its 1 year resting spot in northern rural Az. We are traveling to Southern Az and will find a suitable spot for it's next rest. Mr Hook

Dropped Off 10/9/2016 Dsprouse placed it in Marble Overlook Arizona - 19.64 miles  Visit Log


Grab It (Not from a Cache) 5/6/2016 Dsprouse grabbed it   Visit Log


Dropped Off 4/11/2016 TheDips placed it in Lets Go Nuts Arizona - 31.9 miles  Visit Log

We are volunteers with the National Park Service. We found ourselves working on a project on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon today so, of course, we had to grab a couple of caches along the way. The park is still closed on this side, so the next cacher will have to wait until May 15 to find this cache and this traveler! The owner requested rural - this is rural!! Happy caching!!

Visited 4/10/2016 TheDips took it to Utah's Little Hollywood Series #1 Utah - 128.08 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/30/2016 TheDips took it to Harry and Mike's Place Utah - 77.42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/29/2016 TheDips took it to Utah GeoTour-San Juan - Newspaper Rock Utah - 282.35 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/17/2016 TheDips took it to Spirit of San Geronimo New Mexico - 354.89 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/16/2016 TheDips took it to TMH - Ft. Union Letterbox Cache New Mexico - 169.5 miles  Visit Log
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