you want to go to Rome to visit amongst others the aqueducts,
please remember nowadays Rome is very busy, big and
full of cultural sites. That's why you will find tourists
everywhere in every season. Furthermore, Roman traffic can be hazardous. Traffic
rules do not apply to all those scooters / motor cycles
who flock the city, especially in the morning and afternoon.
Romans do not know where the aqueducts are (our experience). Maps are
also not very helpful, but the famous Roman fountains can
be found rather easily on them. These can help you pinpointing
Trust this and my under mentioned suggestions.
1: Parc of Aqueducts (Parco degli Acquedotti)
to get there
Metro line A, via Termini
Station (last station Anagnina). Leave the metro at
Agricola and go upstairs, follow the Via Giudio Agricola
till you see the church (Chiesa), to the right and behind
the church you will
find the entrance to the parc (see the sign left).
The remains of 6 aqueducts,
i.e. Marcia, Neo Anio, Tepula, Gulia, Felice en
Claudia. The parc is not that good maintained but the
monuments are great. In May many flowers were visible
round the aqueducts, good for the pictures. Between
two aqueducts, Aqua Felice and
Aqua Claudia, you can find several allotments (gardens). To
Aqua Claudia up close you can also follow this route: leave
the church and cross the first aqueduct (Felice), turn
right. Follow this aqueduct till you reach the end of
the allotments (gardens), turn left. This way you will reach
a concrete plateau. From here a path
can be followed through the pasture, to Aqua Claudia. See
2: Trevi fountain / Aqua Vergine
to get there
On foot, it is near the Via del Corso.
Following the Via delle Muratte
you will reach the square with the fountain. Somewhat
before the square you can see the aqueduct (Aqua Vergine)
behind a fence, in Via de Vergine.
Of course this monumental fountain.
The name derives from the word
Trivium, it is a place where three roads meet. Please
remember that in 19 before Christ Agrippa built this
fountain to bring "aqua virgo" (clean, drinkable
water) to Rome. See
Why "aqua virgo/virgine"? See
aqueduct brings water to several fountains in the historical
centre of Rome, from the Piazza Navona up to the Piazza di Spagna (famous
and reachable by metro, line
A, stop Spagna).
3: Fonte Acqua Paola / Monumento a Garibaldi and several
to get there
On foot from Trastevere; via S. Maria in Trastevere,
Via Garibaldi and the Piazza S. Petro in Montorio.
First of all a great view over
Rome opposite of the fountain, the end of the aqua Paola.
There is not much to be seen of the aqueduct. A sign
tells us that we have found it, but the fountain is
again very monumental. See
here up the hill you will find the Garibaldi-monument
and the Foro della Vittoria (lighthouse for victory). In this parc (Parco Gianicolense) Roman
people enjoy the view and the weather in the weekend. Recreation
parcs: amongst others Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Abamelek.