To enjoy the Park of the Aqueducts at sunrise and sunset is a unique experience. The transversal light makes the park even more magical and evocative, a mix of wellness, history, nature and poetry for those who want to admire the beauty of Rome.
The Park of the Aqueducts of Rome
The Park of the Aqueducts of Rome is located in a green urban area of the city, which extends between the Appian Way and Via Tuscolana; it is part of theRegional Park of the Appian Way and takes its name from the papal and Roman aqueducts that supplied water to the ancient city. You can easily reach this park, either by public transport or other means.
This area is characterized by ancient aqueducts, by the presence of Villa Vignacce, the Vecchia Roma farmhouse, a small stream and a pond, all immersed in a green area where the horizon extends as far as the eye can see. Although it’s difficult to believe, the Marcio Aqueduct, built in the late nineteenth century, is still working today.
The Park of the Aqueducts is ideal for those who appreciate local flora, for those who want to do some healthy jogging or go for a bike ride, to relax on the pristine lawns, to have a picnic (with the possibility of barbecuing in designated areas) or to simply relax at the foot of historic monuments. It is ideal for families with children, as there are also play areas equipped with inflatables, rides, a small skating rink and horses and ponies to ride. The park is also an excellent place for those who want to do use the sports areas that are equipped for exercising independently.
History lovers can rediscover places unknown to most with a simple walk inside the park, just by observing a magnificent Roman hydraulic work of engineering, far away in time and space.
Although you are just a few meters away from one of the most populated and busy cities in the world, you feel far away from the hustle and bustle of city life here.
In this park, time seems to stand still, so much so that, at times, it seems that centurions might pass by alongside men wearing a toga! In short, the park is ideal for those who want to take a break and breathe a breath of fresh air, away from the chaos and pollution of a city like Rome.
Considering the huge number of visitors attending the park every year, one would think of the classic ”crowded effect” yet instead the vast area allows the dispersion of visitors in the rolling meadows and near the historical artefacts.
The air you breathe is convivial and festive. People who come from the metropolis, where everything is very hectic, can finally experience a situation of well-being while enjoying the wonders of the park. It’s a real panacea for the body and the spirit!
It is such a unique park that has often been part of the background scenery for countless Italian and foreign films, such as the arches of the aqueducts in some scenes of the film “La grande bellezza” by Paolo Sorrentino, or as the well known film “The Marquis of the Grillo” by the Roman Alberto Sordi, or the film “La dolce vita” by Fellini, whose opening scene is a bird’s eye view of the park.
If you consider that all of these wonders of the park can be visited for free, it is worth your while to stop by and discover what the park has to offer, historical and otherwise.