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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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  • Is somewhat tiring, but still it is worth to take - a unique building these efforts to
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  • A visit is a must, but to follow it all the way you have to be good leg. Historic and fascinating place that explains very well the idea of that available for it.
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  • This well has 500 steps down and up again. The novelty was more than the sight. Don't forget to make a wish and throw a coin when u reach the bottom. 
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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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