Duration: 2 hours
Runs: every day
Starting time: 9.30 am 3 pm
Typology: private groups only
This tour includes:
- a walking tour of the archaeological park of the Acquaeducts
- a focus on recent archaeological excavations and findings in the area
- a walk through one of the green areas of Rome
- Away from traffic, this tour is perfect for kids and families!
• Tour Useful Information and Prices •
- Budget friendly tour: No tickets needed! The entrance is free of charge!
- This is a walking tour in a park, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring water and sun screen (in summer) with you!
- Perfect for families and kids!
- Reach the meeting point with the subway line METRO A, stops: Giulio agricola, Lucio Sestio, Subaugusta
- The Prices are intended for the whole group and not per person
• TOUR of the PARK of the AQUEDUCTS •
Ancient Romans were extraordinary hydraulic engineers and the spectacular remains of the Aqueducts they built are still here to prove it.
Between the IV century BC and the III AD, Romans built the eleven aqueducts that would supply the city of Rome with an amount of water per person equal to twice the current one.
The amount was distributed among 1.300 public fountains, monumental fountains, about a thousand pools, private houses (a few of the more luxurious) and the spectacular public baths.
Water was also needed for the thrilling shows offered to citizens – such as the famous naval battles- and for artificial lakes such as that of Nero.
If you are interested in these beautiful and functional engineering masterpieces, you will not want to miss our tour dedicated to the Park of the Aqueducts!
Discover the archaeological gems located in the Regional Park of the Appia Antica. Spread over 600 acres, the park houses six of the eleven aqueducts from antiquity plus one built during the Renaissance: the acqueduct Felice.
This was built by Pope Felice Peretti (Sixtus V) to bring the water to Rome, and named after him. This Pope reused and restored the archway of the ancient aqueduct Marcio, originally the third aqueduct in Rome, built in 144 BC by the praetor Quinto Marcio Re.
The park stretches within the modern Roman city between Via Appia and Via Tuscolana. Hidden from view by the park’s trees are not only aqueducts but also many other buildings from both Roman and Medieval times. Our guides will take you on an exploration of the “Tomb of the Hundred Steps” and the picturesque railway station, Rome-Frascati, inaugurated by Pope Pius IX in 1856.
Throughout the entire tour, the arches of the aqueducts will be the spectacular backdrop for our walk, offering one of the most beautiful and unspoilt landscapes in Rome!
Take the opportunity to observe the arches of the aqueduct Claudio which reach the incredible height of 28 meters, admire their imposing beauty and their structural perfection…did you know they keep a constant 2 degree slope to let the water flow from the source spring up to Rome?!
Our official guides will tell you of recent excavations and show you newly discovered tombs, the recently uncovered ruins of the ancient street Via Latina, the remnants of an old hotel, and you will also see the original Roman pipes – still in perfect condition!
Discover how even through the Middle Ages this area supplied the city with its water: how the trench of Acqua Mariana, called Marrano, was built by Pope Callistus II in 1122 to carry water to Rome from aqueducts Tepula and Iulia, collecting it in a Roman cistern. You will have the opportunity to take a closer look at this perfect system, see how it was made and how it worked.
This tour of the park of the Aqueducts is for everyone who wants to walk in the countryside and enjoy fabulous scenery while discovering archaeological remains – like a true explorer – in a lesser-known part of the city!
Contact us and enjoy the experience!
That’s what people say about us…
This was my second tour with Joy of Rome and Francesca maintained the very high standard of their guides. All the organisational details were very clear, which was really... read more
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We toured the Vatican today with Francesca, and she was absolutely outstanding! We had our two young children with us (ages 5 and 8), and she was excellent at engaging... read more
Excellent tour with Grace! She was so full of knowledge- answered all questions so well, and we so great with our 3 younger kids. Can’t rave enough about her!
We spent a delightful morning at the Museums with our guide, Nicole. The Museums have a magnificent collection that documents the history of Rome and our guide could not have... read more
This was the very first tour that we did on our trip and Cristiano was an excellent guide. We met in Campo de' Fiori after a quick breakfast in... read more
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We absolutely loved our tours! Francesca was incredible with our two boys, ages 5 & 8. We did two tours with her, the Vatican and the Colosseum. She was... read more
The tour guide was super children friendly. She took her time to answer all the kid’s questions even silly ones.
Our three children and two grandparents absolutely loved this tour. Our kids were engaged from the start and the history was conveyed on their level. My husband also said that... read more
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- Marco S
Tour di Roma antica il 27 aprile 2019. Tour meraviglioso!!!!! lo staff di Francesca è stato spettacolare sia per tutto il supporto organizzativo nel sedare i nostri dubbi sia nel... read more
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