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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The well is 175 feet - and 495 steps (each way) - deep. The path was built with two spiral stairways - one going up and one going down so traffic did not intersect. The path was built wide enough for donkeys to transport the...More

5  Thank luvroma2
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 March 2013

The well is no doubt a super bit of engineering and features a stairway down and one up running alongside each other but not meeting, I think it's some form of helix. If you are interested in civil engineering its probably worth giving it a...More

4  Thank David W
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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 3 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 4 October 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 22 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank GigiBurg
Reviewed 1 September 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 27 August 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 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
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