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Roman Cisterns - Amelia

Roman Cisterns - Amelia

The Cisterns are located beneath Piazza Matteotti, corresponding to the public square (forum) of the Roman period, at the northern end of the town of Amelia.

This is the main monument of hydraulic engineering designed in Roman times, which visitors can explore through a fascinating journey to look into the cultural Amelia underground.

The big building was built between the second and first centuries BC, when Amelia was elevated to the rank of municipality and equipped with a series of functional infrastructure (walls, terracing, roads).

It consists of a large rectangular room (57,50 x 19,60 meters) divided into ten parallel compartments covered with barrel vaults (highest on average 5.70 meters) carved into the limestone rock and then lined by masonry, it has a cement core and a vestment of rough stones set in the core. The state of conservation is exceptional, with all the fundamental components still in place for the operation of the entire complex, including the water supply system, the internal device for regulating the maximum water level and the tank emptying system.

HEURES D'OUVERTURE

1 AVRIL - 15 JUIN / 16 SEPTEMBRE - 31 OCTOBRE
Vendredi 16:00 - 18:00 | Samedi, dimanche et jours fériés 11:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 18:00

16 JUIN - 15 SEPTEMBRE
Lundi, mardi, jeudi et vendredi - TREKKING URBAIN « UP & DOWN IN HISTORY » Palazzo Petrignani et Cisterna Romana avec départ du Musée archéologique à 10h30 et 16h.
Samedi, dimanche et jours fériés - 10h30-13h00 / 16h00-18h00

1ER NOVEMBRE - 31 MARS
Samedi, dimanche et jours fériés - 11 h - 13 h / 16 h - 18 h
 
Si vous souhaitez visiter le musée en dehors des heures d'ouverture, veuillez envoyer une demande par courrier électronique à prenotazioni@sistemamuseo.it .

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