Pozzo di San Patrizio

Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto: Address, Phone Number, Pozzo di San Patrizio Reviews: 4.5/5

Pozzo di San Patrizio
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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.
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G.B.
478 contributions
Spectacular and practical to visit (even in COVID time)
Sep 2021
This shaft is a fascinating work of engineering. The visit is also suitable for children (as long as you keep them away from the gratings). This very deep shaft has a particularity that, in times of COVID, is excellent: the descent ramps and the ascent ramps never meet, so it is difficult to create crowds during the visit.
Written 26 October 2021
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liverpool1023
London, UK722 contributions
Tubular photo opportunity and architectural marvel
Sep 2021
Don't ask me why nearby pocket-sized, papal bolt-hole Pienza has been given World heritage status and Orvieto has not?

This tubular photo opportunity is an architectural wonder and along with the one, if not, THE most beautiful cathedrals in Italy should have guaranteed Orvieto protected status. A must see.
Written 22 September 2021
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Pill31
London, UK27 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020 • Family
Interesting site but remember that you need to walk down and up several steps
Good having a bar outside the attraction as when you come out you need a drink unless you opt to take some water with you
A must see when in Orvieto
Written 14 December 2020
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L.C. C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ54 contributions
Mandatory in my opinion
Feb 2020
This double helix resembling DNA is a marvelous creation of human beings. We went two days in a row. Thinking about building a structure like this many centuries ago is a good mind exercise.
Written 27 February 2020
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bluedfan
Corpus Christi, TX49 contributions
what a well
Jun 2019
Truely remarkable place to visit. We entered from the top and then walked down and back up not knowing w could exit from the bottom. For those that don't know enter from the top and walk down and exit the bottom and take the elevator or esculater back up.
Written 3 January 2020
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italianmoabite
Moab, UT588 contributions
What an amazing marvel of engineering!
Dec 2019 • Family
Wow wow wow!!!
Take your time to enjoy evey step of this place. Just walk to the bottom and look up and think about the countless hours of work and manpower put into the construction of such a marvel of engineering...
Awesome
Written 21 December 2019
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CoupeColonel
Wareham, UK348 contributions
Nightmare with young but mobile children
Oct 2019 • Family
While this undoubtedly is an engineering feat and fascinating to look at, the « windows » overlooking the well, alongside the steps, have very low sills, such that my heart stopped every time my six year old leant over a bit too far. No warning of this on the signs. Part of me likes the fact that it is not nannying, but the parent in me says at least give good warning so that we can decide not to take children in. Our son loved it by the way. It is an energetic walk, and once committed you would have to admit your failure and call the ticket office to be let out if you don’t go all the way down and then back up on separate helical stairs.
Written 28 October 2019
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Rivrrunner
Atlanta, GA10 contributions
250 steps down, 250 steps up.
Oct 2019
I would recommend the Unica Card which will give you access to this and many other sights, but I did not purchase and paid the 5 Euros for the trip. The engineering is amazing to see first hand. The water at the bottom of the well was so still and clear that I didn’t think it was real.
Written 21 October 2019
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Diane C
Milwaukie, OR50 contributions
Educational and Historic
Oct 2019 • Couples
How often do you get to walk into history? It is 200 plus steps down and back up. It is truly an engineering marvel and to think of the people who had to dig this hole and then build the structure for people and donkeys to access it in a manner safe for all.
Written 12 October 2019
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pidpod1
Bath, UK29 contributions
Amazing architecture
Oct 2019
Amazing well design with a double helix path down and back up.Can be slippery.
Tickets are bought at the office by the top of the funicular railway not at the bottom by the well.
500 steps up and down from start to finish.
Written 11 October 2019
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