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Orvieto: Admission Ticket for the Well of St. Patrick

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Activity provider: VICARIATO DI ROMA - O.R.P.

Orvieto: Admission Ticket for the Well of St. Patrick

Activity provider: VICARIATO DI ROMA - O.R.P.

From US$ 6.20 per person

Explore the Well of St. Patrick in Orvieto with this entry ticket. Descend 496 steps to uncover the secrets of this 16th-century feat of Renaissance hydraulic engineering.

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  • Capture pictures of one of Orvieto's 16th-century engineering masterpieces
  • See the incredibly designed double spiral staircase used for retrieving water
  • Dive into the past as you see how water was managed during the Renaissance
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Discover the Well of St. Patrick in Orvieto with this admission ticket and admire the helicoidal staircase and double ramp that make it an engineering masterpiece. Gain insight into historical water management systems and snap pictures of its eye-catching design. 

See how Antonio da Sangallo designed one of the main monuments of Orvieto. Find out how the region retrieved water in the past as you gaze into the cylindrical well that is an impressive 53.15 meters deep. Take in the light from the 70 windows that provide illumination for the well.

View how the central well shaft is surrounded with two helical ramps in a double helix that can be accessed by two doors. Imagine how mules carried empty and full water vessels up and down the staircase. 

  • Entrance ticket
  • Guided tour
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  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the gate for the 'Well of St. Patrick.'

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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Photography inside
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It is what it is, a walk into a deep well. Like many ancient buildings etc. interesting to see and wonder at the efforts required

October 9, 2022

November 22, 2022


È stato bellissimo e come luogo lo propongo come meta da visitare... xkè sensazionale... una cosa unica

November 19, 2022


Product ID: 426051