Pozzo di S. Patrizio (St Patrick's well)

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This well, dug under the orders of Pope Cl,ment VII of the Medicis in order to provide water for the town in the event of a siege, is by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger; two spiral staircases, lit by 72 windows and topped by two people (one going up , one going down) in such a way that they never seem to cross, go down to a depth of 62 m to some very pure water.

Useful information

Address:

Viale Sangallo, 05018 Orvieto

Phone:

+39 0763 343768

Price:

5 €

Opening hours

May-Aug: 9am-7.45pm; Mar-Apr, Sep-Oct: 9am-6.45pm; rest of year: 10am-4.45pm

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