Private Roman aqueducts tour in Rome
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Ancient Roman Aqueducts Tour

Uncovering sophisticated aqueducts, underground waterways and beautiful fountains

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Paolo | about the guide

Today, we take running water for granted. But, how did the Romans manage to provide each citizen with 70 gallons of water a day over 2 thousand years ago? This tour will reveal the amazing hydraulic engineering accomplishments made during the Roman era, which demonstrate the sophistication of this ancient empire. From 312 B.C. onwards, eleven main aqueducts and eight minor branches supplied incredible amounts of water for wealthy houses, 11 public bath houses, 900 pools, 1,300 fountains, 3 artificial lakes and 2 naumachie (basins used to perform naval battles). Largely destroyed by the Barbarians when the empire collapsed, the aqueducts, or traces of them, can still be found in the south-eastern outskirts of Rome and inside the city at Porta Maggiore and Trevi Fountain. During this tour, you will be taken around these ruins, including underground at the Trevi Fountain, by an experienced local guide to find out more about these incredible feats of engineering.

(2 reviews)
  • Rome
    Italy
  • 4 hrs
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Rome, walking tour, history tour, Roman empire, aqueducts, Trevi Fountain, Porta Maggiore, Piazza Vittorio
transport :
On foot and by private vehicle
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Not suitable for children
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (Middle), Italien/Italian (native), Anglais/English (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Services of a professional tour guide - Private chauffeured transport - Hotel pick-up and drop-off - Entrance tickets

NOT INCLUDED

- Refreshments and purchases during tour

ITINERARY

This half-day tour will unveil the amazing water system developed by the Ancient Romans. You will begin by visiting the impressive remains of the aqueducts just outside of Rome. Next stop? The ruins at Porta Maggiore within the city itself. You will head to Piazza Vittorio to discover the ruins of a fountain located at the end of a former aqueduct and finally to the iconic Trevi Fountain, where you will be taken on an underground visit. This tour is not available on Mondays.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel or central Rome location

about
your guide

Paolo

Rome

languages :
Français/French, Italien/Italian, Anglais/English

Originally from Rome, I was an archaeologist for more than ten years before deciding to set aside the dusty books and archives and work with people, using my skills to show Rome to the incoming visitors. I have always loved being in contact with people and this change of career makes me really happy. On the side, I have also been a cub scout leader for 5 years and I enjoy working with families, children and teenagers alike. One of my favorite moments is when I see children's eyes lighting up and when they ask interesting questions during my tours. I also love bringing my clients to local places to enjoy some food and drinks. It is always enjoyable to break the ice and get to know each other. My speciality as a guide is Ancient Rome but I also like to talk about the Baroque and Renaissance periods of the city.

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2 reviews

average rate :
Christine
United States - 17.06.2019

This tour was amazing!! Learning about ancient Roman engineering and how the aqueducts powered Rome's fountains (and still do!) was really interesting. It was also great to get outside of Rome's "tourist central" and see things the typical tourist doesn't get to experience. Ulisse (Paolo's colleague) did a fantastic job with this tour, even adjusting when needed due to a closure. I would highly recommend Unique Tours Factory and would book with them again on another trip. Grazie mille!!

Ingrid
Norway - 08.03.2019

Excellent tour! Paolo was very nice and give a tour for a larger group on request, and the group was extremely happy about the tour, it was perfect for them, and exceeded all expectations. They all said that Paolo was the best guide they ever had, and the tour was just overall perfect. Would highly recommend the tour to others!

Ancient Roman Aqueducts Tour Private Roman aqueducts tour in Rome
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: Today, we take running water for granted. But, how did the Romans manage to provide each citizen with 70 gallons of water a day over 2 thousand years ago? This tour will reveal the amazing hydraulic engineering accomplishments made during the Roman era, which demonstrate the sophistication of this ancient empire. From 312 B.C. onwards, eleven main aqueducts and eight minor branches supplied incredible amounts of water for wealthy houses, 11 public bath houses, 900 pools, 1,300 fountains, 3 artificial lakes and 2 naumachie (basins used to perform naval battles). Largely destroyed by the Barbarians when the empire collapsed, the aqueducts, or traces of them, can still be found in the south-eastern outskirts of Rome and inside the city at Porta Maggiore and Trevi Fountain. During this tour, you will be taken around these ruins, including underground at the Trevi Fountain, by an experienced local guide to find out more about these incredible feats of engineering.<br> Customer reviews:
Ancient Roman Aqueducts Tour ,
5/ 5stars
This tour was amazing!! Learning about ancient Roman engineering and how the aqueducts powered Rome's fountains (and still do!) was really interesting. It was also great to get outside of Rome's "tourist central" and see things the typical tourist doesn't get to experience. Ulisse (Paolo's colleague) did a fantastic job with this tour, even adjusting when needed due to a closure. I would highly recommend Unique Tours Factory and would book with them again on another trip. Grazie mille!!
Ancient Roman Aqueducts Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Excellent tour! Paolo was very nice and give a tour for a larger group on request, and the group was extremely happy about the tour, it was perfect for them, and exceeded all expectations. They all said that Paolo was the best guide they ever had, and the tour was just overall perfect. Would highly recommend the tour to others!