Rome was the most water-extravagant city of the ancient world. By the end of the 3rd century AD, eleven aqueducts were transporting nearly 1.5 million cubic yards of water into the city each day. With a population of nearly one million people, that translates into about 300 gallons of water per person, per day. The Trevi Fountain is an 18th century fountain that tells the story of the power of water and how the Romans achieved mastery over it.
This audio tour will first tell the story of the aqueducts and explain how the Romans moved so much water so quickly. It will then examine how the Trevi Fountain celebrates this accomplishment, examining the fountain’s history, art and architecture in detail . . . and don’t let us forget to tell you – you’ll have to throw three coins in!