Siena's hidden rivers: The Bottini

Siena's hidden rivers: The Bottini

October 09, 2018 - Siena and surroundings, Museums, Historical landmarks
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As a city built on a hill, Siena had to confront the problem of where to find a reliable supply of water, particularly if under siege. Taking inspiration from the Etruscans, Medieval engineers cunningly solved the problem by carving from the 12th to 15th century a network of over 25 km. of aqueducts under the city.

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