Cisternoni of Livorno

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Cisternone, Italy. Public Domain.
Location: del Cisternone, 57125 Livorno LI.
(43.552692, 10.319513)
Classification: SubterraneaCistern
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Cisternone, del Cisternone, 57125 Livorno LI, Tel: +39-0586-820111.
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1829 begin of construction.
1848 construction completed.


The Cisternoni of Livorno are three large cisterns built in the neoclassical style at Livorno, in Tuscany, Italy. They were built between 1829 and 1848 as part of a complex of purification plants and reservoirs to the Leopoldino aqueduct. A fourth cisternone was planned at Castellaccia but was never built. Cisternone (Great Cistern) located at the Piazza del Cisternone in Livorno. Emperor Augustus decided in the first years of his empire, to move the Tyrrhenian Roman fleet from Sinus Formianus to the Miseno.