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“An unforgetable wonderful surprise”

Acquedotto del Nottolini
Ranked #16 of 142 things to do in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The aguaduct starts behind the station, you can go through the station and do a left and there it is WOW. How it's still intact I don't know.There's a little path that runs alongside and very soon you are out of lovely Lucca into fields and silence. When the aguaduct has finished, thats not the end of it. From here on it's on foot up the wooded hills following amazing Mayan type buildings that go on and on.What an engineering feet.. It must be quite something when the rains fill the channels and rush down the race. Met a lovely American couple and shared a picnic. They wanted to take us to the only restaurant,highly recommended, for a drink but it was closed could have been Monday,can't remember.

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

The aquaduct has two extra pleasures associated with visiting it. Of course, it is a marvelous piece if architecture, but the short bike ride to it from the walled city is a pleasure and easy to do. While riding along the dirt track next to the aquaduct you can stop for a great/ cheap meal at the only restaurant we saw. The clientele was local, blue collar and we joined right in.

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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Firstly, it isn't Notolini - it's Nottolini. This is an acqueduct built in the 19th century by the eponymous architect to provide drinking water to the city of Lucca from springs which rise in the hills of Guamo a little to the south of the city. It isn't exactly a tourist attraction but it is an impressive piece of architecture looking for all the world like a 2000-year-old Roman acqueduct. Unfortunately, modernity caused part of it to be demolished to make way for a road and I still haven't worked out how the water still manages to flow to the various fountains dotted around the inside of the old city from which anyone can drink at any time - they flow unceasingly. But beware! I got sworn at many years ago by an old lady who saw me filling a plastic bottle from one of them - this was a sacrilege since such good water merited a clean glass vessel which would not contaminate the taste.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017
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