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Cisternone Romano

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A wonderful place

The place is a wonder of roman engeneering and incredibly well preserved. The guide was very nice... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Rome, Italy
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Very interesting site, well worth the time

A fantastic guided tour of the cistern, and a fascinating look into the history of the town. The... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Via della Torre | Nel Borgo di Castellone,da Piazza Sant'Erasmo proseguire fino a Piazzetta Sant'Anna., 04023 Formia, Italy
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The place is a wonder of roman engeneering and incredibly well preserved. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. She aswered all the questions. I really recommend to visit it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JadeB82
Reviewed 4 August 2018

A fantastic guided tour of the cistern, and a fascinating look into the history of the town. The tour was both in Italian and in English, to cater for the two families visiting the cistern. Check the opening times, as it may change. The entrance...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank antipodeannz
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing walking through the Cisternone Romano, last night here in Formia, Italy. Over 2000 years old and beautifully excavated to show Roman engineering. Really fantastic and the guide was excellent. Strongly recommend putting this on your to do list if you are visiting the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CandiceP388
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Currently open every day except Monday 7:30-10:30pm this summer and limited times during the year. If you have never seen a city cistern, this is very interesting. At this time, call 349-532-8280 for reservation. There is a 3 euro entry fee. Tours are normally in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Abbott108
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We didn’t know about this place earlier but decided to visit since Kelle Terre’s very helpful Aurora suggested it. Guided tour at the cisternone was good, the place was magical and personnel very helpful and professional.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Johanna L
Reviewed 3 July 2018

this is certainly an amazing site and beautifully excavated, The guide was excellent speaking in Italian and English. He was so knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy telling us about the cisternone.A fascinating insight to the past.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jana602015
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This archaeological site is well worth seeking out for a visit. A guided tour lasting approx 30mins for e3. A wonder of Roman engineering and the 2nd largest in the world. Its not easy to locate and appears to be open Saturday and Sunday evenings...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stephen2027
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A little hard to find, but worth the effort. It's an amazing underground room of water with arches and columns.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DMoser78
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Roman cisterns of Formia are a large network of underground and cavernous cisterns, once used for the water supply for the Roman city that is now Formia. Perfectly preserved from the 1st century BC. A unique site, and not something you would find in...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank bambam2017
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Apparently very beautiful but it was closed. It does not open the entire year, in December it is closed almost all the time, very bad, as it took us some time to find it, the location is hidden.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Gabriel G
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