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La Cisterna Romana, Atri

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  • Impressive and kept in good condition ... hard to explain to children the exhibition housed in the premises.
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  • The tank is accessed from inside the Cathedral in the left transept, paying a ticket which may relate to 2 euro the cistern and the cloister, Chapter House Museum for 5 euros. The tanker has been a multifunctional place, initially to collect rainwater in the times of the Roman Republic, then in the Imperial period for collecting wastewater of an impending bath house, finally as crypt and place of worship. Each of these phases are preserved architectural relics, painting and mosaic. The Church is open for visits in the morning and then from 15 o'clock. To enjoy the beauty of the whole complex is advisable to extend the visit to these parts. The cloister is very impressive.
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  • The surprise to discover this incredible place was really great! In fact, with the cumulative ticket of € 6 will not only visit the cistern, but also the original cloister and surprising Chapterhouse Museum! The first to be visited was precisely the cloister of the 13th that looks uneven but definitely original in its architectural appearance. In its low times were arranged various sculptural testimonies coming from the Cathedral and from the same area of the cloister. At the bottom and in the apse of the Church, a staircase gives access to that place really amazing that is the Roman cistern! When you get off you makes a real journey in look at the walls and you notice large blocks of stone of the Republican era, then the bricks of Imperial age ... we are talking about more than 2000 years ago and we're not in Rome! Then all of a sudden appear the frescos of the XIV-XV century and then you understand that those remains so old were transformed into crypt, in place of prayer. Turning between the pillars that support the times still partly Roman originals, you notice how everything has been beautifully restored and recovered in total respect of the monument! Having to quit (although I wouldn't ever go ...), it's back to the gateway to the cloister and we head to discover the Museo Capitolare that hides many treasures that are worth to be seen up close! There are medieval manuscripts, 17th century inlaid furniture, Renaissance paintings, paintings, an incredible collection of ceramics, liturgical objects and beautiful statues! To close: don't miss this opportunity to visit this amazing and unique museum complex!!
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