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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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All reviews double helix pope clement audio guide engineering marvel saint patrick spiral staircase st patricks xvi century water supply photo ops each direction nice walk take your time awe inspiring well worth the visit train station steps
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Reviewed 2 days ago

13. 9. 2018 Great experience. An extraordinary monument. I recommend to all. Onsuitable for young children. Doporučuji návštěvu města Orvieta a všech památek tam, obecně. More youtube travel (itinerary) video PSISvisit. Iva + Petr (CZ)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iva S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The more you go down under the more you feel the mystic atmosphere of this place. It's just amazing waling down the stairs and think about the time this well was built. Unique.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Estueban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St Patrick's well is rated one of Orvieto's must do's and it is an interesting attraction. The design of the well is intricate and an engineering feat. The descent to the foot of the well involves climbing down 200 plus steps so be aware of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MikeW5601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the name doesn't sound exciting, and there are a truly terrible number of steps involved in this, it was actually one of the coolest things on our trip. The well shaft is massive, and looking down from the first window (or looking up from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kvet2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good workout going up and down the well. If you live in a country where wells are easy to find, I won’t call this place extraordinary but it was nevertheless a good experience on my Orvieto trip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Akash S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often went on a morning run here when studying in Orvieto. It was a beautiful place to see the sunrise and sunset!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pudvarbail
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This was well worth the visit!! We loved walking to the bottom of the well and seeing both from the bottom and top!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SusieQ1954
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dirk S
Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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