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Acquedotto Claudio, Rome

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Aqua Claudia was an ancient Roman aqueduct that, like the Anio Novus, was begun by Emperor Caligula (12–41 AD) in 38 AD and finished by Emperor Claudius (10 BC – 54 AD) in 52 AD.Together with the Aqua Anio Vetus, Aqua Anio Novus, and Aqua Marcia it is regarded as one of the "four great aqueducts of Rome."RouteIts main springs, the Caeruleus and Curtius, were situated 300 paces to the left of the 38th milestone of the Via Sublacensis.The total length was 45–46 miles (c. 69 km) most of which was underground. The flow was about 190000 cubic metres in 24 hours. Directly after its filtering tank, near the seventh mile of the Via Latina, it finally emerged onto arches, which increase in height as the ground falls toward the city, reaching over 100 feet.It is one of the two ancient aqueducts that flowed through the Porta Maggiore, the other being the Anio Novus. It is described in some detail by Frontinus in his work published in the later 1st century, De aquaeductu.Nero extended the aqueduct with the Arcus Neroniani to the Caelian hill and Domitian further extended it to the Palatine when the Aqua Claudia could provide all 14 Roman districts with water.
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  • Very good value for money. Large parts of the aqueduct are still standing, making it much more alive than other Roman remains. Almost undiscovered by tourists, you only encounter Italians and it is very quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
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  • It is impossible not to be admired in front of the Claudian aqueduct, the arches that create an infinite loop. Those who, like me, come ahead of this immense, it is enchanted. Able to meet the needs of the growing population, the city was one of the larger companies and demanding of the Roman civilization, both because of the advanced technologies used in construction, both for the considerable efforts of labour, both the amount of expenditure incurred to make it happen. Perforated pipes built, monti, valli overcome, a display of engineering expertise, know-how, as we would say today, the highest manifestation of the greatness of Rome. Spas, pools, fountains, houses, gardens, villas ... in the city flowed an enormous amount of high quality drinking water, among other things, that earned him the undisputed title of "Queen of the waters". Nothing in the world was ever more wonderful!
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  • This portion of the aqueduct system supplied water to the Palatine hill supplying water to the Imperial Palace. The remains of this waterway can be seen from Via di San Gregorio a short distance from ...  more »
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  • Amazing to think the Apostle Paul would have seen this aqueduct in the first century as he walked to Rome as a prisoner.
  • The Claudio aqueduct (in Latin Aqua Claudia), the eighth in order of construction, was one of the most important in ancient Rome, both for the avant-garde technologies used in construction, and for the considerable commitment of labour, and for the magnitude of Expenses incurred to make it happen. The construction of the aqueduct was begun in 38 A.D. by the emperor Caligula and was completed under the Principality of Claudius in 52 d. C; It seems however that the aqueduct was already active in 47 D. C, five years before its completion. It has undergone a great importance both for its efficiency and for the growing necessity of water by a city in continuous increase of population.
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  • Fantastic place, magical, very meditative. To be visited absolutely at sunset
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  • The Claudio aqueduct (in Latin Aqua Claudia), the eighth in order of construction, was one of the most important in ancient Rome, both for the avant-garde technologies used in construction, and for the considerable commitment of labour, and for the magnitude of Expenses incurred to make it happen. The construction of the aqueduct was begun in 38 A.D. by the emperor Caligula and was completed under the Principality of Claudius in 52 d. C; It seems however that the aqueduct was already active in 47 D. C, five years before its completion. It has undergone a great importance both for its efficiency and for the growing necessity of water by a city in continuous increase of population.
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