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The Cloaca Massima (the Greatest Sewer) is a very important archaeological and historical site. To... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
You need to know what this was to understand the importance

We built this into our walk across the Tiber Island and while it does not seem much without it Rome... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Nov 21, 2017
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Cloaca Maxima is often mentioned in history books and yet it's nearly impossible to find sites related to it. This unmarked arch at Tiber 's embankment is supposedly the place where it coonects to the Tiber river. Here, among homeless people encampment you can actualy...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

The Cloaca Massima (the Greatest Sewer) is a very important archaeological and historical site. To the ordinary person it's probably nothing at all, but to those who have studied the history and are lovers of history, then this is fantastic. This was a sewer, originally...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We built this into our walk across the Tiber Island and while it does not seem much without it Rome would never have prospered. The Cloaca Maxima[n 1] (Italian: Cloaca Massima) is one of the world's earliest sewage systems. Constructed in Ancient Rome in order...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is another one of those off the beaten path things to see in Rome if you are in the area. The cloaca maxima was the sewer system built in the sixth or seventh century B.C., by one of the kings of Rome to drain...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

The ancient Greatest Sewer was essential for the Romans and the fact that it still operates - though not spewing effluent/waste into the Tiber - is awesome.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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