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Anio Vetus and Marcia Aqueducts

The Anio Vetus Aqueduct was the second aqueduct of Rome built between 272 and 269 B.C. by Marcius Curius Dentatus and Fulvius Flaccus.

The water came from the Aniene River, near Vicovaro, through an artificial lake that enabled decantation of the water. The aqueduct had a flow rate of about 180,000 cubic metres per day, following a hard course of 64 kilometers. A section of the Anio Vetus is also preserved with an arch of the Marcia Aqueduct. The Vetus crossed the ravine just upstream of the Marcia, and immediately made a right-angle turn towards Tivoli, parallel to the roadway. The surviving section is preserved intact where it passed under the arch of the Marcia, level with the modern road.

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The Sanctuary of Hercules Victor was devoted to the protecting god of Tibur. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in Tivoli.
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The Temple of the Sibyl is located near the highest point of the acropolis of Tibur Superbum, today's Tivoli, and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of the city.
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Mausoleum of Plauzi

The Mausoleum of Plauzi, together with the Lucano Bridge, formed the access to the ancient Tibur Superbum. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of Tivoli.
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