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Roman Aqueduct

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The large reservoir sunk in stone

Roman aqueduct

Description of the site
The aqueduct in Olbia was constructed by the Romans between the first and second century AD to collect water coming from springs rising in mount Cabu Abas. In the locality of Sa Rughittula the aqueduct acquires larger dimensions, with a large basin excavated in the stone, the face of which has six holes to allow air to circulate freely. On the side of the cistern are two smaller basins and a well for the water to enter and exit. On the arches the channels for transporting water are still evident.
The aqueduct constitutes the best preserved archaeological site from the Roman era in Sardinia.

How to get there: Passing the rail flyover which goes to the Industrial Zone, turn left in via Mincio and take the off-road track for around 1 km..

Services available: Information signs, parking.

Tourist Authority of the Comune of Olbia - Translated by James Elliott |

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