Aqueducts: The Solution to Rome's Water Challenges

Aqueducts: The Solution to Rome's Water Challenges Rome’s first raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, citizens residing at higher elevations had to depend on local creeks for their water. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the lone technologies obtainable at the time to supply water to spots of greater elevation.Aqueducts: Solution Rome's Water Challenges 87802557694261533.jpg Starting in the sixteenth century, a newer system was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean segments to generate water to Pincian Hill. Throughout the time of its initial building and construction, pozzi (or manholes) were installed at set intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. Though they were initially developed to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to collect water from the channel, commencing when he bought the property in 1543. Whilst the cardinal also had a cistern to get rainwater, it didn’t supply a sufficient amount of water. To provide himself with a much more streamlined means to gather water, he had one of the manholes exposed, offering him access to the aqueduct below his residence.

The History of Outdoor Fountains

History Outdoor Fountains 2471865470294.jpg The History of Outdoor Fountains Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, governed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek documents into Latin. He undertook the beautification of Rome to make it into the model capital of the Christian world. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had transported fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. The historical Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the area previously filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by the Pope. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had reconstructed.
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