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    Aqueducts in Rome

    Rome has a never-ending list of things to see: art, monuments, churches, etc….but there is one place we go to EVERY time we are there that is somewhat lesser known to tourists. It is the Parco degli Acquedotti – The Aqueduct Park. This park is part of the Appia Antica Park and contains aqueducts dating back as far as 52AD.

    Nothing reflects the power or ingenuity of ancient Rome like the aqueducts. These structures transported water to the city center bringing about new standards of sanitation by providing sewage systems, public bathrooms and running water to the residents of Rome. In addition to this civilized way of living, the aqueducts also afforded the Romans a certain privileged style of life that included luxurious public baths and decorative fountains.

    A great place to go running!
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