Come and Discover:
After the restoration of the aqueduct of the Virgo water in 1570, the benefit of running water in the center of Rome was before everyone’s eyes.
It was unthinkable that the rest of Rome would remain without.
Pope Gregory XIII and his technicians started to plan the introduction of more water and that implied the restoration of another ancient Roman aqueduct. It will be the task of the pope Sixtus V, elected in 1585, to start and conduct the enterprise. His birth name was Felice, that in Italian means "happy-glad". That's why the new aqueduct was named after his first name “AQUA FELIX". From 1587 onwards, the "happy water" flow begun to irrigate the many Roman squares and locations through its fountains. We will follow its itinerary as still today we can drink, refresh ourselves and rejoice at their sight and sound.
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