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Pozzo Etrusco

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Amazing construction for 300 years BC

Wow! The steps are wet and a little slippery but the trip is worth it! The well is so deep to... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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Pozzo Etrusco - the Sorbello well

A lot of the guide books don't mention this fascinating Etruscan well, which dates back to the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
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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...more
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Piazza Danti 18, 06122, Perugia, Italy
+39 075 573 3669
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With our city card we left our visit to a Monday as many places close on mondays. We weren’t disappointed. The film in Italian with English subtitles set the scene perfectly with a description of how the well came to be built 3000 years ago...More

1  Thank StephenR285
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Wow! The steps are wet and a little slippery but the trip is worth it! The well is so deep to have be constructed at that time was a feat of engineering.....

Thank Brenda4755
Reviewed 25 July 2018

the steps down into the well take the visitor into the distant past. I can't remember the exact depth - probably around 65 feet - but to look around and see that after all the country has been through, this piece of construction is still...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 22 June 2018

A lot of the guide books don't mention this fascinating Etruscan well, which dates back to the second half of the 3rd century BC. It is an amazing feat of engineering for the time, and leaves you wondering how they managed to put in place...More

2  Thank RetiredBritz
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The well is close to Palazzo Sorbello and we found it by accident & couldn't resist going down for a look . It was built around the 3rd century BC . It's size is amazing and it still has water today. It has a depth...More

Thank Phil570
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Although you can do this in 10 min, I was quite happy to go down the very narrow, leaky and uneven steps to see this, and because there were not many people when I went, I stayed inside just trying to imagine things. Its wet,...More

Thank Monica D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Pozzo Etrusco is an amazing construction from the Etrucans. You can walk right up and inspect this relic from thousands of years ago. The well still draws water.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Still the Etruscs had ingenious ideas, this pozzo proved the excellent construction and the know how of this times, this shaft has still today water;

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a fascinating little experience right off the main streets of Perugia. You turn down a little alleyway past two restaurants and you're there. Definitely take the time to watch the short video to help understand. This is a small experience so only 10...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting place to visit. It's a little confusing as it looks like a cobbled path leading to a restaurant but it's actually a tiny side street with restaurants lining it and the well at the bottom. There is a video explaining...More

1  Thank holavie
promoterURSF, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pozzo Etrusco, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Many thanks holavie, your review sounds correct and complete!

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