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ACQUI

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 154 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACQUI, a city and episcopal see of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Alessandria; from the town of that name it is 21 M. S.S.W. by rail. Pop. (1901) 13,786. Its warm sulphur sprin s are still resorted to; under the name of Aquae Statiellae airy were famous in Roman times, and Paulus Diaconus and Liutprand speak of the ancient bath establishment. In the neighbourhood of the town are remains of the aqueduct which sup-plied it. The place was connected by road with Alba Pompeia and Augusta Taurinorum. The tribe of the Statielli, to whom the district belonged, had joined the Romans at an early period, but was attacked in 173 and in part transferred to the north of the Po. The town possesses a fine Gothic cathedral.
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