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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 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 3 weeks ago

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 8 August 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 7 August 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 25 July 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 12 July 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
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The well served as a way to get water during an attack. The unique desigen allows you to go down and back up without going back up into others. Looking into the center while going up or down is pretty cool. Stairs are not big...More

Thank Swaiz
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Interesting fortress without fee. Used to be Pope's war castle defending the City. The views are just great so well worth of visit even history is not your number one thing!

Thank Ispe111
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Fabulous engineering feat. There are lots of stairs as you go up and down the double helix staircase but take your time and enjoy.

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely incredible architecture. The helical two way staircase is amazing. It was a fairly clever chap who come up with all this.

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