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Pozzo Etrusco

Piazza Danti 18, 06122, Perugia, Italy
+39 075 573 3669
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Pozzo Etrusco is an amazing construction from the Etrucans. You can walk right up and inspect this... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
New York City, New York
Pozzo Etrusco / Perugia

Still the Etruscs had ingenious ideas, this pozzo proved the excellent construction and the know... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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An exceptional work of hydraulic engineering, it dates back to the second half of the 3rd century B.C., testifying to the advanced degree of civilization reached by the Etruscans at the time. The size of the well, unusual compared to the water reservoirs normally built in Etruscan times, has led experts to believe that it was originally conceived as a cistern and later transformed into a well to reach a deep vein of water. The well is covered by a series of travertine slabs, supported by a system of massive stone beams (“trusses”), each weighing about 8000 kg and fitted in place without the use of mortar. The well can be entered by means of a medieval passageway, reaching a depth of 12 meters, and a modern walkway crosses the well. The well is still fed today by at least 3 veins of water.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Piazza Danti 18, 06122, Perugia, Italy
+39 075 573 3669
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Pozzo Etrusco is an amazing construction from the Etrucans. You can walk right up and inspect this relic from thousands of years ago. The well still draws water.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Still the Etruscs had ingenious ideas, this pozzo proved the excellent construction and the know how of this times, this shaft has still today water;

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a fascinating little experience right off the main streets of Perugia. You turn down a little alleyway past two restaurants and you're there. Definitely take the time to watch the short video to help understand. This is a small experience so only 10...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting place to visit. It's a little confusing as it looks like a cobbled path leading to a restaurant but it's actually a tiny side street with restaurants lining it and the well at the bottom. There is a video explaining...More

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promoterURSF, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pozzo Etrusco, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Many thanks holavie, your review sounds correct and complete!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Take time to watch the video at the entrance, the details will be lost if not familiar with the way it was built. The glass bridge over the well is really cool.

Thank PermanentNomad
Reviewed 8 April 2017

From the outside look down into the well and marvel at the ingenuity of these ancient people. Then walk around the corner into the museum and pay for entry so you can walk down the original marble steps (be careful, they are often wet and...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Breathtaking. Impressive construction of a well, done a long time ago without modern tools and materials. Tour is a must in Perugia.

Thank 27Ruben27
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's an Etruscan well. We tend to learn all about the Romans but it was a pleasant and interesting change to learn about the etruscans who also knew a thing or two about building. This particular attraction will not take up much of your time...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was amazing. To see the well at street level gives some insight into the Etruscan people's history. But the journey underground to near the water level, and to look up to the daylight is a great experience.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This ancient well is close to the heart of the old city and a site worth visiting. It encapsulates the essence of the region's Etruscan history.

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