Located on the outskirts of Rome, Parco degli Acquedotti is one of Rome’s most interesting parks.
One of Rome’s must underexplored outdoor spaces, Parco degli Acquedotti offers a taste of the grandeur of the ancient empire’s famous aqueducts.
The structures were built to bring fresh water from the mountains and countrysides into the city.
That they still stand today is a testament to this incredible feat of engineering.
Virtually tourist free, locals know that this section of Parco dell’Appia Antica is perfect for enjoying Rome’s near-perfect weather.
Just a few miles from the center of Rome, the park contains long stretches of the Aqua Felix, as well as portions of the aqueduct known as Aqua Claudia.
The wide expanses of meadows, dotted with umbrella pines and crisscrossed with the massive ancient ruins feels other worldly.
And yet, the park is tantalizing close to the Eternal City.
Simply hop on metro line A to Lucio Sestio or Giulio Agricola, and be prepared to walk about 10 minutes to the park entrance.
The large grassy areas under the aqueducts are filled with picnicking families on the weekends, but you can also rent a bike to explore the park.
Most simple of all is to visit Parco degli Acquedotti with plenty of time to stroll. Exploring the park on foot is one of my favorite free things to do in Rome throughout the year.
Have you ever visited Parco degli Acquedotti? Or will you be adding it your must see list now?