Vicus Caprarius. The City of Water.
Hotel Columbia is conveniently situated in the heart of the historic centre of Rome, between the Opera House and the last bastion of the Diocletian Baths. It is within walking distance to Termini, the main railway station where taxis, buses and the subway can be taken to all places of interest. From Hotel Columbia every major monument and tourist attraction is easily reached by a short walk.
Vicus Caprarius, Trevi Fountain underground, The City of Water, La città dell'acqua,
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Vicus Caprarius. The City of Water.

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The Castellum Aquae of Aqua Virgo aqueduct | 

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.

Spatheia - African small sized amphorae at Vicus Caprarius

African Spatheia – small, medium amphorae  |


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Underground Archeological area of Vicus Caprarius The City of Water

The Cavaedium of the Domus |

The Castellum Aquae of Vicus Caprarius

The Castellum Aquae of Aqua Virgo aqueduct | – photo by Andrea Manuti