Exploring the aqueduct that feeds Rome's Trevi Fountain

Thousands of tourists gather at Trevi Fountain every day to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere of Rome's most famous fountain. Trevi Fountain, as we see it today, was built in the 18th century on the orders of Pope Clement XII, but the water that feeds this fountain has been pouting into the city for nearly 2000 years.

The original aqueduct was built under the reign of the Emperor Trajan, early in the 2nd century AD. Known as the Aqua Virgo, the old aqueduct is still accessible through a small door in the side of the Medici Villa, near the top of the Spanish Steps. The video below is a look inside this 2000-year old marvel of Roman engineering.

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