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Piscina Mirabilis - Miseno

Via Piscina Mirabile, 80070, Bacoli, Italy
+39 333 685 3278
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Via Piscina Mirabile, 80070, Bacoli, Italy
+39 333 685 3278
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Piscina Mirabilis is simply amazing. A super spot on Roman architecture. Do not miss it during a trip in the area.

Thank EmanueleOjetti
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This enormous Roman cistern is astonishing. It felt almost as grand as a cathedral. And we loved that you just phone someone down the street and they come up and let you in. I can be pretty sure there aren't many other places in the...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The piscine mirabilis featured in alexander Armstrong's documentary the other day. It is a Roman water cistern of an amazing size. If you have visited the cistern in Istanbul you will know what to expect. This one lacks the lights and the music, but is...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to have arrangements made to have this 2000 year old engineering marvel opened for us. A steep descent from ground level into this cistern which collected water from an aqueduct which ran 60 km from Avelino. The water was for the fleet....More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visit by appointment and the local guide will show you round this huge building. Advanced technology the water was brought by an aqueduct over 100 kilometres. It was the water supply for the Roman navy based at Miseno.

Thank hilarytravel
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Piscina Mirabilis is a Roman cistern built 1st century BC. It is the largest Roman cistern in the world. It measures 70 metres long, 25.5 metres wide and is 15 metres tall. It had a capacity of 12,600 cubic metres and the Romans created hydraulic...More

4  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Getting into is not the easiest if you do not speak Italian. Ask at the Tourist info office(along sea front,by large car park) for directions.Do not try and park nearby! You have to ring the number found on the gate and wait for a man...More

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Well, what can I say about this place? Amazing that it still exists. Hauntingly beautiful, especially with rays of light entering through the ceiling. Just shows how ingenious the Romans could be. Well worth a visit when in Bacoli. We were lucky - the owner...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 22 July 2015

A magical and fascinating. Ancient cistern to collect water from the ancient source is from the Roman period, served the great Roman fleet. Greater than that of Istanbul is a wonder to film and photograph.

1  Thank Amalia F
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

We saw this as part of a tour. There is not a front counter to buy tickets. Our guide had pre-set up a time to meet with the owner to get the keys, so i am not sure how this would work otherwise. Basically this...More

2  Thank Livi422
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