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Pozzo di San Patrizio, Orvieto

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Pozzo di San Patrizio is an architectural feat that plunges 53.15 m (174.4 ft) into the ground. A set of 248 steps goes into the vertical drop with windows that open into the central well shaft. Look for the Latin inscription on the well, which translates as, "What nature stinted for provision, application has supplied." The well was created to provide water to Rome in the event of a siege. Pope Clement VII commissioned it when he took refuge in Orvieto after the fall of Rome in 1527. Put Pozzo di San Patrizio at the forefront of your travel plans using our Orvieto itinerary maker.
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  • I was in Orvieto with my family for a long weekend in late winter. After studying what to do and what to see on sites prepared by various organizations, we had the bitter discovery to find the well of St Patrick closed for renovation. No portal dedicated to him mention was made of these works and of the temporary closure. A real rip off. ... also because of Orvieto there are so many things to see ....
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  • Place to visit if you go to Orvieto, famous for its deep beyond description! Beautiful
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  • The well was built in 1500 for olere of Pope Clement to protect themselves in case of siege, has two helical ramps one down and one to go up can by mules, deep 54 mt, 284 steps, so if you're not trained., I'd say not recommended for very elderly people. Orinalmente the name was well of Rocca, due to its proximity, then Saint Patrick, Saint Patrick's Purgatory, where seen as the Irish Saint withdrew to pray to discount the sins. Entrance 5 euros, hours in winter from 9.00 to 10.00 Ibrahim 18.45 in summer break 16.45.
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  • Admission €5. Stop by for the sweeping panoramic views of the countryside even if you don't pay to go in.
  • Amazing example of a well transformed in a monument, highly structured and a great architectonic landmark
  • Interesting well with double helix continuous staircase
  • Beautifully designed deep water well.
  • An exceptional building, sights only after you understand how son made stairs. Shame about the price of access, I think 5 euros per person is too much for our service. All this after paying parking is available.
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