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Acquedotto dei Quintili, Rome

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The Villa of the Quintilii is an ancient Roman villa beyond the fifth milestone along the Via Appia Antica just outside the traditional boundaries of Rome, Italy. It was built by the rich and cultured brothers Sextus Quintilius Valerius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus .The ruins of this villa suburbana are of such an extent that when they were first excavated, the site was called Roma Vecchia by the locals, as they occupied too great a ground, it seemed, to have been anything less than a town. The nucleus of the villa was constructed in the time of Hadrian. The villa included extensive thermae fed by its own aqueduct, and, what was even more unusual, a hippodrome, which dates to the fourth century, when the villa was Imperial property: the emperor Commodus coveted the villa strongly enough to put to death its owners in 182 and confiscate it for himself.In 1776 Gavin Hamilton, the entrepreneurial painter and purveyor of Roman antiquities, excavated some parts of the Villa of the Quintilii, still called "Roma Vecchia", and the sculptures he uncovered revealed the imperial nature of the site: Work out when and for how long to visit Acquedotto dei Quintili and other Rome attractions using our handy Rome online trip builder .
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  • On the Casal di Tor of Half way, in the splendour of the Parco Dell'appia Nuova, this giant appears with its seven hundred meters of extension in the Roman countryside, once so liberated from the rubbish and neglect of many years, its 120 arches soar among cultivated fields , in cement conglomerate, unfortunately you notice some collapsed arches that interrupt this fascinating line. The beauty of the Roman countryside is unchanged, as a historical landscape, a slightly wavy plain, deforested for millennia and destined for large-leaved, grazing or brado breeding. The construction of the "De acquae ductu", is universally considered one of the largest enterprises of Roman civilization, even the highest manifestation of the greatness of Rome. The access is free and it is possible to approach the arches without fear of collapses, because some of them have been restored very recently, easy to reach them also from the Appia Nuova to the V mile, with the opportunity to visit also the Villa dei Quintili.
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  • Here, in the park, the great emotion that hangs in the air is tangible, fascinated as we are by the structures that remind us of an incredible period, in which Rome dominated the world by exporting its civilization. The aqueduct of the quintiles, of which we speak, constituted a branch of the Anio Novus, which in itself exploited the structures of the Claudius, feeding the water games of the Imperial Villa of Commodo, its "Buen Retiro". The sequence of nine pylons and eight arches, part of a very successful restoration, gives a glance that takes away the breath. Walking in the shadow of an architecture so imposing to admire closely this marvel of Roman engineering, gives us rare sensations, difficult to describe. As a sudden manifestation of memory loss, a vortex that drags us away from reality.
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  • Enchanting site nestled in the Roman countryside. Long stretch of aqueduct almost intact and largely restored.
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  • What a marvellous and huge place! And along the ancient via Appia antica.
  • Went for appia day, and it’s one of my most favorite experiences in Italy. Bike friendly. Not many people, lots of herded mountain goats. Open field of beautiful landscape and of bath horse stall, mosaics ruins... breathe fresh clean air and imagine what the people did after a long journey. They might have came from from Greece, after a week of travel on foot, stopping here on their way to Rome to greet the head of the estate(king? Emperor?). I walk over unexcavated ground and wonder what lies beneath my feet.
  • Very cool ruins! An unexpected adventure of exploring the villa ruins. Particularly impressed with the quality of tile floors intact and available to see.
  • Loved it!Well worth the 5 Bucks.just make sure you make it you first stop,we made it our last and it was 90 degrees,was very exhausted!!being sun screen lol
  • What a great place and great tour. Come see it.
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