In Rome you often find yourself wondering whether Roman city planners know what they have in their own city and if pedestrians are considered:
What we think is magnificent they think mundane; what should have a grand entrance is nothing but a crack in a wall; or what should be accessible or marked, isn’t.
But that’s part of the fun of travel and the amazing experience of visiting Rome. In any case, for the longest time we could see the aqueducts—soaring over a soccer field, a grocery store, alongside the highway—but could not get to them.
We read about Aqueducts in history class or see them in movies like Gladiator, but to be able to walk under the arches or touch the stone columns is amazing—it’s as if you’ve just discovered the pyramids of Egypt. Following the dirt path between houses and under a newer Aqueduct, you come to a hill that overlooks the soaring Claudia Aqueduct on a grassy plain next to the TrenItalia tracks.