The water, coming from the mountains, is piped into the fountains of the city by the Aqueduct system, created by the Romans who were extraordinary engineers and left us a great legacy.
& the Baths
As you can notice walking through the streets of Rome, water comes out from marvelous and monumental fountains, like those ones conceived by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, or from the simple and unique fountains called “nasoni” (big nose) for their metal spout protruding at mid-height which looks like a nose.
Away from traffic and perfect for kids and families, through this amazing walk among excavations and archaeological finds in the area of the Parco degli Acquedotti, you can learn how, from 312 BCE. to the Third Century CE, Romans brought water through the Aqueduct system supplying public baths, latrines, fountains, and private households, and supporting also mining operations, milling, farms, and gardens. Through the years, the park has been protected from development, crops are still growing, and sheep can be found grazing. Partly due to its proximity to Rome’s movie studios at Cinecittà, the park is often used as a film location.
The Jewish Roma Aqueduct tour will include a visit to the impressive Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla), one of the largest and best preserved examples of an ancient thermal complex, with the traditional pools of water at various temperatures, constructed under the mandate of the Emperor Caracalla and completed in 216 A.D. The water system was made possible by the construction of a special duct from the main aqueduct Aqua Antoniana.
- Parco degli Acquedotti
- Baths of Caracalla
Meeting point and duration of the tour will be communicate.
- Check the forecast, there is outdoor walking so bring umbrella in case of rain.
- Wear comfortable shoes