Roman Cisterns

Roman Cisterns, Fermo: Address, Phone Number, Roman Cisterns Reviews: 4.5/5

Roman Cisterns
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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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Arthur E.
Providence, RI26 contributions
Remarkable
Sep 2019
A really astonishing piece of ancient engineering heritage that no visitor to Fermo should miss. Recommended even for young children. The departure point for visits is the tourist office in Piazza del Popolo.
Written 24 September 2019
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silvia c
Ascoli Piceno, Italy55 contributions
Built 1 AD - A MUST SEE
May 2019 • Family
A must see! Make sure you call and ask about scheduled visits. Can not visit on your own, will get lost!
Written 2 May 2019
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Rodney C
Hobart, Australia440 contributions
Fermo Visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
Visited Fermo by car and wow parking was interesting. Made it to the tourist Centre and bought the tickets for five attractions. The Roman cisterns was really excellent and I am so pleased that we had a tour guide. The cisterns were extraordinary in their design and age. Loved the town and the cisterns. Really worth the effort.
Written 12 April 2019
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mariuc53
San Gwann, Malta33 contributions
Amazing experience.
Sep 2018
You need a guide. The reservoirs are impressively large, in good condition but naturally damp. Not to be missed.
Written 16 January 2019
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Aussies11
Montelparo, Italy4,555 contributions
A fascinating view of Roman ingenuity
Dec 2018 • Couples
Below the streets of Fermo exists an amazing example of Roman engineering and their incredible ingenuity .... water was a top priority in any of the settlements they created and this is another example of how water from rain and natural springs was stored, filtered and then made available to the people. Very informative tour guide who made it all come alive. Highly recommended tour.
Written 5 December 2018
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Dear, thank you very much for your splendid words!
Written 29 January 2019
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Joseph S
Fermo, Italy27 contributions
Entertaining and informative tour
Oct 2017 • Family
I highly recommend taking this tour and seeing how the Romans lived 2000 years ago. The tour guides are friendly and patient. They have English brochures to help while taking the tour. Extremely informative.
Written 11 June 2018
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DKCapes1965
Perth, Australia123 contributions
Incredible construction below the beautiful town of Fermo
May 2018
We took an afternoon tour with another couple. The tanks are an incredible example of the building skills present at the time of construction. The guide was very friendly, spoke excellent English and had a very high level of knowledge of history of both the tanks and the surrounding Fermo area. Would highly recommend.
Written 7 June 2018
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Giulia L
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Unmissable when visiting Fermo and the surrounding area
Aug 2017 • Couples
Fermo is an ancient Roman city and it has history written all over it. The Roman Tanks (Cisterne Romane) are an unmissable stop, very much recommended, and very interesting. The price is very accessible and the guides are friendly and know what they're talking about. Really worth a visit while in the area!
Written 28 December 2017
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ge0rgiana
Oakham, UK2,352 contributions
Unusual structure.
Jun 2017 • Couples
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 to store water. Visitors can only enter with a guide and tickets can be bought from the tourist office, which has a small shop, on the ground floor of the Priors Palace nearby in the Piazza del Popolo; if you have to wait there is a cafe/gelateria opposite. Our guide spoke English but she spoke rather quietly and quickly so stand close!
Like everything the Romans did this was well thought out with lined walls, openings to facilitate water drainage and to prevent stagnant water. There was also a method of cleaning the cisterns and of filtering out unwanted debris such as stones.
They fell into dis-use in the Middle Ages although the inhabitants of the convent above appear to have used parts of it for wine-making. We found this site of interest but there is not much to see just the remarkable structure. On a hot day it was bliss to go underground but you may need a jacket in cooler temperatures.
Written 31 July 2017
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Retired Professor
California, USA203 contributions
For History Buffs
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 a lot beforehand is crucial for appreciating what the site reveals. In early September only Italian guides were available and English brochures were brief.
Written 23 September 2016
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