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Roman Tanks

Via degli Aceti, Fermo, Italy
+39 0734 217140
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Unusual structure.

This remarkable underground complex is arranged in a rectangular layout subdivided into 30 rooms in... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Oakham, United Kingdom
For History Buffs

The cisterns are among the largest in the world and only a trace of larger engineering feats. But... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
California, USA
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The roman cisterns have been builted in the 1st century after Christ by the roman colony Firmum Picenum to storage potable water for the town. 30 rooms divided in 3 lines per 2.200 square metres
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Via degli Aceti, Fermo, Italy
+39 0734 217140
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This remarkable underground complex is arranged in a rectangular layout subdivided into 30 rooms in 3 parallel rows and was built at the end of the first century BC to supply the city with drinking water. Incredibly it was still being used in the 1980's...More

Thank ge0rgiana
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The cisterns are among the largest in the world and only a trace of larger engineering feats. But as a physical experience, there just is not all that much to see. Having a knowledgable guide in your native language explain their technical workings or reading...More

Thank Biernacki
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Amazing large and well preserved old Roman cisterns. This is a guided visit in both Italian and English. An added advantage - the inside temperature is a cool 14 degrees C, while outside it hovers around 30 degrees C.....

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Biggest Roman Tanks are in Fermo, and them are amazing! Very interesting history of this Tanks and tourist guides are friendly. I suggest them at all... will be a great experience!

Thank Marian L
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Fremo above ground is good but below its remarkable, The Roman water storage systems is remarkable both for its design ( no water stagnation) the brickwork used and the application of concrete. It's simply a must miss visit .

1  Thank Michaelmontel
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

It is absolutely incredible what even the smallest italian towns may hide in their heart. After almost two thousands years this masonry masterpiece is still preserved. The water supplied from here was used not just by the population, but probably was a water provisons for...More

1  Thank Micheal Z
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The cisterns are neat! It's a big underground ancient water storage place (no elevator, only some stairs to get down). It's 30 rooms large. The guide explained (in Italian and English) the history and design of the place. I especially liked that the Romans had...More

Thank waterangel21
Reviewed 1 July 2013

While staying near by I visited Fermo a couple of times but never went to see the Roman underground cisterns. A cistern is just an underground storage area for water but when you learn that it was built somewhere between 100 bc and 100 ac...More

1  Thank Bevo89
Reviewed 2 August 2012

WE visited this on Thursday evening during the antiques market. Nice to have a look at how ingenious the ROmans were! It is just a 30 minute visit and all you can see is the tanks, but if you realise when and why and how...More

Thank Jan-Willem S
MuseiFermo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Roman Tanks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2013

Dear sir, we are in late but we would like to thank you for your nice review!

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