St. Patrick's Well

St. Patrick's Well

  • History and Archeology
Address: Viale Sangallo - Orvieto
Phone: (+39) 0763 343768
Fax: (+39) 0763 344664


In 1527, in the day following the sacking of Rome, Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto.

To provision with water the Albornoz fortress in case of siege or conflict, this well was built, based on a plan of Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. The St. Patrick well, completed in 1537, is 62 metres deep and, at the inside, two double-spiralled stairwells were made, planned for easier transportation of water.

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Visiting hours:

  • JANUARY - FEBRUARY - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER ( 25th December closed) -> From 10.00 to 16.40;
  • MARCH - APRIL - SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER -> Form 9.00 to 18.45;
  • MAY - JUNE - JULY - AUGUST  -> Form 9.00 to 19.45.


  • Full rate € 5.00;
  • Reduced-rate € 3.50 (groups, students, elderly people, children, handicapped);

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