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Address: Orvieto, Italy
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Designed in the 1530's, this uniquely engineered well was designed to...

Designed in the 1530's, this uniquely engineered well was designed to supply the city of Orvieto in times of war.

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My 7-yr-old and 12-yr-old LOVED IT.

They're not teenagers or young children. They're in between! (But I guess they act more like teenagers in that they're completely mobile and very interested in travel.)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Davidson, North Carolina
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247 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was amazing! It's crazy (and slightly scary) to walk down into the well, but it's definitely worth your time. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. It does get quite cold as you work your way down to the bottom. Definitely worth a stop.

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Thank Katie S
Mosta, Malta
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe this engineering feat was accomplished without the modern machinery and technology. Truly stupendous. You go down one flight of steps and up through another set going just on top (or beneath) the other set.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They're not teenagers or young children. They're in between! (But I guess they act more like teenagers in that they're completely mobile and very interested in travel.)

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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485 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can get up here on a train from the town in the valley, as you come out of the train station turn left and you can walk through the gates and gain a wonderful view

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Rome, Italy
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss a marvelous thing like this if you are visiting Orvieto. The Saint Patrick well built during the XVI century consists in two helical stairs that allow people descending and ascending the well without met. Well preserved and very popular is an astonishing experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Incredible to imagine how this well was built. Make sure you are up for hundreds of steps. Not meant for those who are cardiopulmonary compromised. The views from outside of well are beautiful too. Cute town

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Thank Kate C
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74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a must see. The well was built to save the city from the water shortage during the seiges. Do not miss it

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Pattaya, Thailand
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810 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Pope Clement VII commissioned the Pozzo di San Patrizio almost 500 years ago after a siege of Rome forced him to flee...beautiful architecture w/castle like features, ramparts, towers, etc...ascend from the city below for great picturesque vistas. Bellissamo!

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Prato, Italy
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322 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

When in Orvieto don't miss pozzobdi san Patrizio. You have to do the walkway till yhe bottom of the pozzo. Fantastic experience

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Province of Terni, Italy
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was built by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger between ilo 1527-1537 by Pope Clement VII commission after fleeing from Rome because of the invasion of Landsknecht as a reserve of water for the city, because even if this were in turn besieged not he could long resist. The shaft has two flights of spiral stairs one way consisting of... More 

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