Cisternone Romano

Cisternone Romano, Formia

Cisternone Romano
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
Friday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Il “Cisternone Romano”, datato al I sec. a.C., e un’imponente struttura ipogea scandita in senso longitudinale da file di pilastri che suddividono l’ambiente in 4 navate coperte da volte a pseudo-crociera. Ubicato sulla sommita dell’arce, corrispondente all’attuale borgo medievale di Castellone, era alimentato dalle sorgenti della zona collinare di S. Maria la Noce per garantire il rifornimento idrico dell’antica citta di Formiae. Presenta forti affinita tipologiche con due delle piu importanti cisterne del mondo antico, quali la “Piscina Mirabilis” di Miseno e la celebre “Yerbatan Saray” di Istanbul, e puo essere considerato un importante tassello nel recupero archeologico delle principali testimonianze dell’ingegneria idraulica romana.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Address
Via della Torre Nel Borgo di Castellone,da Piazza Sant'Erasmo proseguire fino a Piazzetta Sant'Anna., 04023 Formia Italy
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282 reviews
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Andersona2
Derby, UK8 contributions
Unique experience
Sep 2020 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the site. It is fascinating and unique, with its history spreading across thousand of years. You need to book the tour online but it was very straightforward. Our guide was informative, engaging and fluent in English.
Written 13 September 2020
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SpiritInBlack
2 contributions
Great historic place
Sep 2019 • Couples
It was hard to find this place, but it was worth of. You cannot go there without a guide, but she will tell the history of this place and will answer your questions. Great place if you are fond of history or just searching for memorable places.
Written 28 September 2019
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Tomas Ž
Lithuania3 contributions
Must visit this place
Sep 2019 • Family
When you walking the city center you cant imagine that under you feet is historical place! Yes it's in Formia (like one friend say Cali Formia).
So the local Vincento show us Cisternone, only thing he speaks only Italy. But there is not a big deal. The all history of Cisternone is greatfull. So if you are in formia you must visit it.
Written 20 September 2019
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Huangbessie75
Rome, Italy50 contributions
Interesting place to visit with a guide
Aug 2019
We visited this place with a local guide( it’s necessary to visit with a guide which is included in the price) the guide explained a little history and we could ask questions too. The only thing to pay attention is it’s very dark inside so difficult to take photos unless you go with a real camera.
Worth of visiting if you go to Formia.
Written 2 September 2019
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Elena P
1 contribution
Must see
Jul 2019 • Family
The great example of Roman technical architecture. You should visit this place, it's ancient and has its special atmosphere. The guide is nice and intelligent girl who answered all our questions. Many thanks for her interesting excursion! Must see place in this region!
Written 26 July 2019
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Storyteller298399
Glasgow4 contributions
Fantastic discovery
Jul 2019 • Family
Really interesting tour of this amazing site. Very informative guide. Got a bonus tour from a local resident to see the old roman theatre
Written 12 July 2019
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HCEdin
Edinburgh, UK91 contributions
Fantastic
Jul 2019 • Family
Fantastic!! It was amazing to go beneath the city and see the amazing work of the Romans. The guide was fantastic translating into English for us. Only €3 to enter. In a lovely district of Formia (some great places to eat afterwards really nearby). In July and August open Tuesday-Sunday from 7pm - don't go by what the website says (as we waited all week and turned up at 4.30pm!)
Written 7 July 2019
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Lcuffari
22 contributions
Discovering History...
Jul 2019 • Couples
...while taking a walk! As we descended the planked bridges leading into Formia’s ancient cistern, the dark and cool corridors led us back to the earliest years of civilization and into the cavernous realm where water still drips and circulates. Our knowledgeable guide shared the history and rediscovery of this archeological gem while binging in the stories of Cicero, Caesar, and the Saracens! A great find. Do not miss this!
Written 3 July 2019
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Sebastian S
1 contribution
Strongly advised
Jul 2019 • Friends
I can truly recommend to visit this astonishing attraction, especially when you stay in Formia/Gaeta. A lady who is a guide is very nice and really know history of the place, she was able to answer for every question regarding cisternone Romano and Formia history :)
Written 1 July 2019
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Tania Ballane
Lebanon3 contributions
Cisternone Romano
May 2019 • Friends
When visiting italy you have to pass and discover this unique place full of history like no other!

You can be guided by a professional (that will explain you in a very good English the amazing historical aspect of this special place)

Very recommended!

Written 23 May 2019
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  • Fri - Sat 16:30 - 19:30

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