“News about the Parish Church of S. Stefano in Perugia” is the title of a booklet written in 1937 as a “tribute to the benefactors of the parish works of Santo Stefano in Perugia”. The text was published in 1938 by the Commercial Printing Office of Perugia. The publication contains news about the various transformations that have affected the Church of Santo Stefano in Porta Santa Susanna over the centuries. The information on the construction of the well and, therefore, its dating, contained in the aforementioned text, is unfortunately quite scarce. In particular, it is said that next to the apse (to the right of the viewer) was practiced, perhaps in the time after the construction of the building, a niche for the well dug in that point, under the foundations (you can still see the holes where the crampon that supported the pulley was fixed with lead). The excavation of the well under the foundations, however, seems an implausible hypothesis, it is reasonable to assume, as indicated in the previous description of the structure, that the well had already been excavated before the construction of the religious building. It is also said that when the parish house was built above the church (the date of construction is uncertain) the typical bell tower was demolished and a high tube or shaft was built for the well, which had to have a beautiful stone parapet with a griffin, leaning against the apse that was disfigured and broken. This shaft was demolished and the well closed in 1908 by the parish priest, despite the fact that drinking water for domestic use had been drawn from an overhead window since time immemorial. You can still see on the apse the vertical limit of the ugly barrel. Curated by the Ministry of Public Works – Regional Provision for Public Works for Umbria – Office of the Civil Engineer of Perugia, a census was drawn up of all the wells, cisterns, and cavities present in the area in disruption of San Francesco al Prato. In the census, carried out in 1957, the Well of Santo Stefano was also indicated. In the census card it is noted that 11.30 meters from the plane of the square and coming from the mountain there was an infiltration of spring water. The total depth of the well had been detected in 24 meters of which 10 meters of water. In addition, the water level detected in two stages was indicated: level on 11.03.1957: m. 14.00; level on 19.06.1957: m. 12.40.