• 830 AD

    The city of Bonifacio is founded by the homonymous Count of Lucques, marquis of Tuscan

  • 1318 AD

    The St. Marie Majeure church and its underground cistern are constructed.
    Throughout the 13th century Bonifacio is equipped with a sewer system: All houses connect to the drainage.
    In the 14th century a stairway is hewn in rock in the external part of the peninsula to provide access to a cave below the citadel with brackish but drinkable water. The stairway was named after king Aragon, as, the legend says he built it in one night in 1420, in his attempt to conquer the city.

  • 1650 AD

    The plan for drilling the St. Barthelemy well is drafted, but it will take 200 years for actual drilling to take place.
  • 1775 AD

    The barracks in Bonifacio are constructed, as well as the accompanying cisterns to cover the military needs.
  • 1857 AD

    The drilling of the St. Barthelemy well is realised.
  • 1962 AD

    Running water is installed in the houses of Bonifacio.
  • 1980 AD

    The cistern under the loggia of St. Marie Majeure church is transformed to a conference room that soon came out of use due to the repeated floods.

  • Today

    A plan to reuse the cisterns for public purposes (gardening, cleaning) is examined by the municipality of Bonifacio.

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