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Il Pozzo di San Patrizio is a 53,15 meters deep, dug into the tuff rock of Orvieto, has a cylindrical shape with a circular base, with access via two spiral ramps that never cross of 248 steps, lit by 70 windows. The wide tread and the riser and low for the transport of water through mules, who obviously had not ever cross.
The work was commissioned by Pope Clement VII Medici, who had retired to Orvieto after the sack of Rome, to ensure the water supply in case of siege, made from 1527 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and completed ten years later under Pope Paul III Farnese.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9209 W: 132 N: 17685] (115145)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-06
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 6:02
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