Aqua Marcia

Rome, Italy

The Aqua Marcia is one of the longest of the eleven aqueducts that supplied the city of Rome. The aqueduct was built between 144–140 BC, during the Roman Republic. The still-functioning Acqua Felice from 1586 runs on long stretches along the route of the Aqua Marcia.

Together with the Aqua Anio Vetus, Aqua Anio Novus and Aqua Claudia, it is regarded as one of the 'four great aqueducts of Rome.'

It was the first to enter Rome on arches, which were used for the last 11 km, and which were also used later combined with the Aqua Tepula and Aqua Julia.



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Founded: 144-140 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Mira S (19 months ago)
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Mickratos (2 years ago)
Between the Appia Nuova and Tuscolana streets near the modern districts of Cinecittà, Appio Claudio, Quadraro and Quarto Miglio, the mighty structures of the Roman aqueducts Aqua Marcia, Claudia and Anio Novus stand out in the countryside. The Aqua Marcia, built between 144 and 140 BC by the praetor Quinto Marcio Re, it is the longest aqueduct in Rome. Between II and I century. B.C. the conduits of two other aqueducts were superimposed on it: the Aqua Tepula and the Aqua Iulia. The Aqua Marcia drew from the sources of the Aniene near Arsoli and Agosta to continue along a path of 91 km, partly underground and partly raised on arches. Passing near Vicovaro, Tivoli and Gallicano in Lazio, it arrived at Via Prenestina, and from here it continued to Capannelle, until arriving at Porta Maggiore and ending at Porta Collina, supplying water to the Campidoglio, the Celio and the Aventine. Pliny the Elder called it "clarissima aquarum onmnium", the purest of all waters. Due to its excellent quality, in 1870 it was decided to restore the aqueduct which is still functional today. Remains of the Aqua Marcia, Tepula and Iulia are visible in the Parco degli Acquedotti, near the Casale di Roma Vecchia
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