Castellum Aquarum

The Castellum Aquarum is a monumental cistern from the Roman period.

Measuring 6 meters in height, 37 meters in length and 17 meters in width. This giant work of Roman hydraulic engineering, collected the spring waters and fed various buildings located further downstream. Internally it is divided into ten naves with barrel vaults and square pillars; while externally, it is leaning on a natural hill with numerous buttresses with reinforcing function and counterforce, necessary to offset the pressure that the great mass of internal water exerted on pareti.In more points is still visible coating opus reticulatum with dowels duotone.

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