Aqueduct of Vanvitelli
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|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
The Aqueduct of Vanvitelli
|Location||Benevento Province, Province of Caserta, Italy|
|Part of||18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex|
|Criteria||Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)|
|Inscription||1997 (21st session)|
|Area||87.37 ha (0.3373 sq mi)|
|Buffer zone||110.76 ha (0.4276 sq mi)|
The Aqueduct of Vanvitelli or Caroline Aqueduct is a 38 km aqueduct that supplied water to the Reggia di Caserta and the San Leucio complex from the foot of the Taburno massif and springs of the Fizzo Contrada, in the territory of Bucciano.
Mostly underground, the aqueduct is noted for its well-preserved, three-tier, 529-metre-long (1,736 ft) tufa-arched section bridging the Valle di Maddaloni between Monte Longano (to the east) and Monte Garzano (to the west). This section was modelled after Roman arched aqueducts, is 55.8 metres (183 ft) high at its highest point, crosses what is now highway SP335 — and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997.