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Pozzo Etrusco

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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A marvellous example of Etruscan engineering, architecture and ingenuity. Limited numbers in an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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worth a stop

Pozzo Etrusco is unlike any other attraction I’ve visited - the engineering is truly incredible to... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A marvellous example of Etruscan engineering, architecture and ingenuity. Limited numbers in an enclosed setting makes for a personal view of an ancient and little known culture.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 656iany
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very close to the center. As interesting points there is a bridge that crosses the well and the historical description Visit if nearby

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Luiz C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing document of the advanced water managing techniques of the etruschi civilization that preceded the romans: you can guess that the romans that brought water managing to a new level, learned a lot from those predecessors. very nice gift shop. a video that presents and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank akwah_mbokka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well is probably a unique masterpiece of engineering considering that it dates back to around 300BC and the structure still stands two thousand years on!! You can visit the well below the ground and it is a must if you're into history and culture....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Zaira G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice piece of craftsmanship from the Etruscans, I had expected something more from it, but still worth seeing this old structure.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 468jaapv
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Pozzo Etrusco is unlike any other attraction I’ve visited - the engineering is truly incredible to learn about. Don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles from the museum, it is simple but includes an informational video with a walkway and stairs down to the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jbtolz
Reviewed May 26, 2019

Part of the well from is visible in the street in the city center. The most important part of this s historical structure is deep below ground. Constructing system for pumping water is proof of Etruscan skill. Worth seeing it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mirjam B
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This is worth a visit to see the ambition of the Etruscans in constructing a well. The huge slabs of travertine rock at the top of the well, and just the width and depth, constructed before Roman times... this was amazing to come and see....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank E B
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 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.....

Date of experience: July 2018
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