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Pozzo di San Patrizio Entrance Ticket
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Designed in the 1530's, this uniquely engineered well was designed to supply the city of Orvieto in times of war.
Piazza Edouard Cahen, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 343768
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a walk down the well and somewhat scary looking down into the well but very interesting. Amazing that the well is this deep. The walk back up was quite challenging but worth the experience.

Thank SusieQ1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not too much to see. The design from the 16th century is somehow fascinating. There are two opposing spiral staircases. One to go down, the other to go up. I had the impression that children had fun there, too. entry fee 5Euros

Thank dirk S
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be put off by having to walk down the 248 steps and then back up. This is not claustrophobic. Really cool engineering with center shaft and windows cut into the stairs to provide light.

Thank 215gerhardd
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful site and definitely worth a visit. Sammy steps but definitely doable at any pace. Amazing feat.

Thank GigiBurg
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Interesting walk but regret not having the audio guide. Not difficult with steps and good views of the engineering.

Thank Debbi R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Really enjoyed going down the well. You need to buy tickets, and then make your way down a fairly wide staircase all the way to the bottom. The view down, and then up is fantastic. It is an impressive design with a different staircase on...More

Thank Jo Y
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place.. Price not cheap... and Long walk for kids ages 9 and 10.. Nice viewes looking down the well

Thank Pieter d
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The San Patrick well is a great example of Italian engineering. It is suitable to anyone in a decent fit. Amazing place!

Thank marcostinger
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Before visiting the city, it was a something different to see and visit. The trip down has a nice cool temperature. Its design makes it very easy to walk down and up. The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a historic well in Orvieto. It was...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed July 12, 2018

The Pozzo di San Patrizio, located very close to the Orvieto funiculare, is an architecturally unique well that is nearly 500 years old. Two staircases, built in the form of a double helix, take you down 248 steps to the base of the well and...More

1  Thank Peter S
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