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Address: Piazza Danti, 18, 06122, Perugia, Italy
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+39 075 573 3669
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sun 14:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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An exceptional work of hydraulic engineering, it dates back to the second...

An exceptional work of hydraulic engineering, it dates back to the second half of the 3rd century B.C., testifying to the advanced degree of civilization reached by the Etruscans at the time.

The size of the well, unusual compared to the water reservoirs normally built in Etruscan times, has led experts to believe that it was originally conceived as a cistern and later transformed into a well to reach a deep vein of water.

The well is covered by a series of travertine slabs, supported by a system of massive stone beams (“trusses”), each weighing about 8000 kg and fitted in place without the use of mortar.

The well can be entered by means of a medieval passageway, reaching a depth of 12 meters, and a modern walkway crosses the well.

The well is still fed today by at least 3 veins of water.

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Cool pause

Nice piece of engineering and a cool pause during hot Italian summer days. The well is the only thing you can visit. Visit costs 3 euros.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2015
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Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

nice experience never been down a well and to think it was built all those years ago a must visit when in Perugia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Sadly the afternoon we spent in Perugia was a wet, raining one so what did we do - a small walk and a wonderful hot coffee and a visit to the Chocolate Shop to buy Baci for family back home. This well is just beautiful and we will return to Perugia next year on our Italian travels.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Very disappointing site in the center of town. Easy to find but better if you don't. The outside of the well can be seen from the street and the inside "tour" of the underground will cost you 3 euros and contains about 3 views of the big hole in the ground and a bridge across it that you can't walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Okay its a well, but it is much more than that. For a start it is over 2000 years old and the engineering is fantastic. It is also a great way to get cool from the summer sun. Watch the stairs they can be slippy! After visiting have a look at the well head in the street.

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Thank Darad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Nice piece of engineering and a cool pause during hot Italian summer days. The well is the only thing you can visit. Visit costs 3 euros.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were interested to visit the well, which dates back to between 200 and 300 BC. We found it amazingly well preserved and the age of the structure was quite hard to comprehend. Be aware that the stairs into the well are wet and can feel slippery. Also, if (like me) you visit wearing a long skirt/dress, you may need... More 

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Thank Gail K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I've been to Pozzo Etrusco twice now, and I was impressed both times. A visit to the well only takes a short time, but it's impressive depth, looming walls, and memorable history are worth the visit. Plus, a visit to the well provides a welcome escape from Perugia's summer heat.

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Thank Mariah W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

The Etruscon Well (Pozzo Etrusco) is just off the Piazza IV Novembre on the Piazza Dante.Entrance is €2.50 which also allows you to visit the Chappel of San Servo to see the Raphael/Perugino fresco and the Cassero di Ponta San Angelo. The well used to supply the whole of the city with water in Etruscon times. You have to climb... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Ancient indeed millennial Etruscan well in the center of Perugia, you can make a stop to admire it even shortly this being placed in Piazza Dante, or for those who are willing to snatch every little secret is also possible to visit the inside of a fee, I did not do it , I contented myself with admiring externally. All... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our friend said the well was open and we should go check it out. She said she went when it was free. It now costs 3E per person. I thought it was pretty cool! I liked how the temperature changed when we went down. The sound of trickling water was spooky and the whole time that one scene from Silence... More 

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