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Rome and the ruins of its ancient aqueducts

When the water of the river Tiber was not enough for the population it was decided to start building the aqueducts. In 312 BC, were built about 11 aqueducts to bring water to all parts of the city in private homes, in public fountains, the monumental, from the spa to the pools. In 537 when Rome was besieged by the Ostrogoths many of these aqueducts were destroyed and these have remained intact.

Anio Novus Aqueduct
It was built by Caligula in 38 to bring the waters of the river Aniene to Porta Maggiore. This aqueduct had the longest route and met with another aqueduct, the water Claudia.

Appio Claudio Aqueduct 
It 'was the eighth aqueduct built in Rome and is one of the most important boasting also an excellent efficiency. Taking water from two different sources extending for 45 miles, it is characterized by many arches built of stone, red tuff and travertine.

Aqueduct of Quintili
Consists of 120 arches, but today it remains, in the Capannelle, are a small part, are perhaps 700 meters. The aqueduct was born to feed Villa Quintili and, in particular, the villa's swimming pool and its spa park.

Felice Aqueduct
This aqueduct was built in 1583 to supply the areas of Esquilino of the Interior Ministry and the Quirinale. To learn to bad planning was built a monumental arch decorated with a lion's head and a stylish plate.