Roman Aqueduct

Acqui Terme, Italy

The remains of the Roman aqueduct – one of the best preserved of northern Italy – imposing and well-known, still stand just outside the contemporary residential area, along the Bormida stream and their construction can be dated back, as it is highly likely, to the first imperial times, perhaps even to the Augustan era (early 1st century AD).

Two separate large parts of the original above-ground structure still exist, respectively made up of seven and eight masonry pillars, quadrangular in shape (measuring between 180 and 300 cm on their side, in proportion to the vertical development of the same pillars) that become progressively smaller upwards with a series of regular offsets, with a height of about 15 metres. Diminished arches rest on the pillars (there are only four left) of 3.35 metres radius, above which ran the water pipe itself, which no longer exists. The route of the aqueduct covers a total length of about 12 kilometres, starting from the water catch basin located in the Lagoscuro area (today in the municipal district of Cartosio), through the Erro valley (along the orographic right side of the stream with the same name), Marchiolli region up to the left bank of the Bormida river, with a total difference in height of about 50 metres.

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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Stephen Kendall (9 months ago)
It's there and it's old. Not much more to say about it. A bit far out from the town centre parking to walk easily.
Redders (2 years ago)
Amazing scenery, wonderful town, friendly people !
La Mary (2 years ago)
Park with ancient Roman Aqueduct remains. Nice park with bike route and walking area. Lots of benches and bike parking areas.
Ina Tsitovich (3 years ago)
Nice place to visit with kids: there's a big playground nearby and you can seat and enjoy a view of remains of impressive big aqueduct.
Shahzad Zaman (6 years ago)
Its really beautiful to see and has a huge park to walk on the side. Unfortunately when i visited there was a flood due to rain and me and my wife couldn't go down.
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