The Aqueduct Park is part of the huge Appia Antica Regional Park. It is one of the most fascinating places in Rome, where you can jog along the imposing ruins of six different romans aqueducts, as well as among the umbrella pines of the roman countryside. It spreads for 15 hectares from Cinecittà to the Appio Clauido areas. Some of the water conduits, as the Anio Vetus, the oldest one, run partly underground, but the massive arches of the Claudio duct are really a stunning view! The waterworks date back to different times from the Republican and Imperial ages to 1585 when Aqueduct Felice was built by Pope Sixtus V. They supplied Rome with water for over 850 years, until barbarian invasions destroyed the ducts. Only the Felice Aqueduct, the seventh one, is still in use for irrigation and to feed roman historical fountains. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
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- Nearest Train: Subaugusta