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“The Etruscan well”
Review of Pozzo Etrusco

Pozzo Etrusco
Ranked #26 of 139 things to do in Perugia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Italy
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“The Etruscan well”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Fantastico! Finding the entrance to the well is part of the fun: the Pozzo Etrusco. Your admission ticket of €3 gives you admission to the Cappella di San Severo, and the Cassero di Porta Sant Angelo. All are worth the journey. Have fun.

Visited April 2012
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“Glorius!”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I was enamoured by this! So hard for Americans to fathom! This is a must on your visit to Perugia. We hired an English speaking taxi driver to give us a tour. He was well informed and spoke well. Thank you, Perugia for a wonderful experience.

Visited November 2011
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Montreal, Quebec
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“Fascinating well below the city”
Reviewed 10 April 2006

I would recommend a little sidetrip below the sidewalks to anyone visiting Perugia. The Etruscan well is dark, damp and atmospheric, but also an incredible example of the stonemason's art. Great cultures and empires fade away, but a well-designed piece of hydraulic engineering lasts forever...

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