03 Sep Vicus Caprarius. The City of Water.
The Castellum Aquae of Aqua Virgo aqueduct | vicuscaprarius.com
Everybody knows the Trevi Fountain, but the underground passages that stretch out under the Trevi district are less know. The underground archaeological area of Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water – is part of this intricate labyrinth of ancient remains: the remains of a domus of the imperial era; the castellum aquae of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct; and the suggestive archaeological findings (including the famous head of Alexander Helios) which came to light during the renovation works of the ex Cinema Trevi. In a journey back in time it will be possible to have an understanding of the different age-old stratifications of Rome and observe the archaeological testimony of the great events which have made up the history of the city from the fire of Nero to the construction of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct; from the sack of Alarico to the siege of the Goths.
African Spatheia – small, medium amphorae | vicuscaprarius.com
UNDERGROUND ARCHAELOGICAL AREA OF VICUS CAPRARIUS
18 min (1,4 km)
Vicolo del Puttarello, 25
from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 17:30
Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00
The Cavaedium of the Domus | vicuscaprarius.com
The Castellum Aquae of Aqua Virgo aqueduct | vicuscaprarius.com – photo by Andrea Manuti