A symbol of wealth in Sulmona
Some claim that an aqueduct has existed in Sulmona in Roman times. What we know for sure is that the Acquedotto Svevo aqueduct that we can see today was inaugurated in 1256, during the reign of Manfred of Swabia who, with this structure of mighty arches, wanted to make it possible to transport water from Pacentro to Pratola Peligna while also symbolising the prosperity of Sulmona and its territory.
You can find it in Piazza Garibaldi. The structure, 106 metres long with a height difference of 10 metres, has 21 round arches divided into three sections.
It is no longer functional, but its arches and majesty never cease to amaze all who visit. You are sure to be stunned by its artistic beauty and the technical precision of its structure that has withstood the passage of time, preserving all its charm over the centuries.