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Sunday 11 May 2008

Guided tour of the historical palace of the Apulian Aqueduct


  • A photo during the visit

Visit of the Historical Palace of the Apulian Aqueduct, May 11, 2008, Via Cognetti 36, Bari.
Designed in 1924 by engineer Cesare Brunetti, the palace of the aqueduct of Bari was completed in 1932. The style is predominantly Apulian Romanesque, chosen because of its consistency with the local tradition. The furniture and the decorations were designed by Duilio Cambellotti, who was inspired by the theme of water, using specialized companies for the production of furniture, glass and marble decorations, terracotta and wrought iron. In the palace you can see very beautiful tempera on canvas at the first and second floor, with representations of horses, swallows and water plays. There is also a large wool rug depicting the life cycle of water from its source to its provision. In 2000 the building has undergone some changes, especially on the second floor, where a museum of the Apulian Aqueduct, a conference room and a library with multimedia and photography archives were opened.
The visit was preceded by the showing of the film “The Apulian Aqueduct – The History".

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Michele Mossa
Professor of Hydraulics at the
Polytechnic University of Bari
Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry
Via E. Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari - ITALY


Coastal Engineering Laboratory
Area Universitaria di Valenzano
Strada Provinciale
Valenzano - Casamassima, Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, BARI- ITALY