Water Features
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Water Delivery Solutions in Historic Rome

Previous to 273, when the first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was made in Roma, residents who lived on hills had to journey further down to get their water from natural sources. Over this period, there were only 2 other systems capable of supplying water to higher areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which accumulated rainwater. To supply water to Pincian Hill in the early sixteenth century, they applied the new tactic of redirecting the stream from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. The aqueduct’s channel was made accessible by pozzi, or manholes, that were placed along its length when it was 1st engineered. The manholes made it more straightforward to clean the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we witnessed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he operated the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he passed away. The cistern he had built to collect rainwater wasn’t satisfactory to meet his water demands. Thankfully, the aqueduct sat under his residence, and he had a shaft established to give him access.Wall Water Feature Fit Design 75800617194.jpg

A Wall Water Feature to Fit Your Design

Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a terrace is ideal when you seek to relax. You can have one made to fit your requirements even if you have a small amount of space. Both the stand alone and mounted models must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are any variety of models to choose from most notably traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

Freestanding wall fountains, commonly known as floor fountains, are relatively big and feature a basin on the ground.

On the other hand, a water feature attached to a wall can be added onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. The look of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you install this kind of water feature.Source Modern Day Outdoor Water Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg

The Source of Modern Day Outdoor Water Fountains

Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. It was important for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the area formerly filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by the Pope. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.