This is a recently discovered Etruscan well located in a residence on Via della Cava. This hand dug well is 36 meters deep (over 118 feet) and consists of two parts merged: the first larger one, has a circular cross section with an average diameter of 3.4 meters. The second smaller one, has a rectangular section of 60cm x 80cm sides and has the typical Etruscan “pedarole,” the point marked on the side walls to allow the descent and ascent.
Inside the structure there’s also possible to admire a part of old kiln with an exposition of medieval ceramics and renaissance majolicas.
Throughout the year the well is open, and during the Christmas period it hosts a Nativity seen “The Nativity in the Well” that changes every year: a traditional and charming depiction of the Nativity with mechanized characters and suggestive settings.
Tel: (+39) 0763.342373
Ticket: € 4.00
Free for children 0-5 years old
Pets not allowed
Open every day 8:00am – 8:00pm
This attraction is in the oldest part of the city, on Via della Cava. You can easily find it walking from Piazza della Repubblica towards Via della Cava and Porta Maggiore.