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Piscina Mirabilis - Miseno

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Reviewed 28 October 2018

A giant water storage cistern dating back to Roman times, that feels more like a cathedral. It's a huge, intriguing, cool space hidden away in the hill. Great pillars of stone, textured with the minerals from the water that was stored here, support a vast...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank St0chastic
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very hard to find and when I finally got there it was closed. The same goes for nearby Cento Camerelle (a local told me it was also closed) Save your time and visit "Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia" - which is outstanding.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

We had the place to ourselves as we had organised a private tour of the area west of Naples around Bacoli / Misenum that day. There was a bit of organising as a lady has to come and open it up especially for a visit....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Benharessa
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We wanted to see it, two weeks before coming we wrote an e-mail to the person in charge of it - no reaction, no response. We could not say exactly the time of our coming there before, so when we were then on the requested...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WienGerard1
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Don't skip this site. It won't take long to tour, but the experience walking into an ancient former underground water reservoir is extraordinary. It's a little tricky to find, but press on and leave a few euros as a donation.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank LolaFelina
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Quite a walk uphill to get to this amazing old water reservoir. Entrance is free but you are welcome to leave a tip for the people who open the site. The huge pillars and high roof are so very very impressive. I was once again...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RenateV169
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful place to visit. A place that supplied water to the ancient fleet in bygone days. Children might not like the place but people interested in history will love it. Recommended. Even the Curator of the British museum has vivited this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Reginald K
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank EmanueleOjetti
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ClareS32
Reviewed 1 February 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank David E
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