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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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  • Very particular double helical path for the ascent and descent of pack animals to the water supply. The Board views at greater light.
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  • A visit to this symbol of 1527 engineering is a duty. An example of technology and civil engineering, serving the local population, which is perfectly combined with intriguing and charming atmospheres. This structure commissioned by Pope Clement VII, to ensure water supplies to the city in anticipation of a siege Lansquenet, still is able to ensure the right with culture and emotions. Tickets cost 5 euro. I highly recommend you take the audio tour for an additional charge of one euro, to understand the true value of this unique work. Not recommended for people with medical conditions motor and/or respiratory systems.
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  • A classic not to be missed if you're Orvieto somewhat overpriced the price and too many steps ... more than anything else to go up, it seems to be the opposite of the leaning tower of Pisa ... mail game of soft light annexed by humidity not in price
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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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