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. Pozzo di San Patrizio is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Orvieto Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Is a well to admire! To get off ... can see the ones that go up but cannot meet and vice versa. Rin masterpiece!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Experience Wonderfully Deep bottom should not leave any social companion as long as it is not unpleasant person.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Activity to make a well dating back 500 years with a very advanced architecture height of 60 meters impressive 5 euros for about 15 min visit damage to Orvietto to Orvietto everything is paid and not given there will be a budget if you try to do especially for a family
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  • Double helix stone-and-brick staircase 150 ft. deep. The stairs to descend are independent from the way up. Incredible engineering five centuries ago, together with many identical windows facing inward. Quite an experience.
  • Pretty rare and still worth paying a visit although there is really nothing at the bottom. Stairs are easy and gives you good exercise :)
  • Everytime you going to have a different experience mazing Technologic way to carry water from a well
  • Caution, closed from february till june 17, extraordinary maintance
  • Impressive place, a must to see in the wonderful town of Orvieto.

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