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Rome’s First Water Transport Systems

With the manufacturing of the very first elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, individuals who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to depend only on naturally-occurring spring water for their needs. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people dwelling at higher elevations turned to water taken from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. To deliver water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they applied the new process of redirecting the stream from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground channel. Pozzi, or manholes, were built at standard intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. While these manholes were developed to make it less difficult to protect the aqueduct, it was also possible to use buckets to extract water from the channel, which was carried out by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he obtained the property in 1543 to his death in 1552. Despite the fact that the cardinal also had a cistern to accumulate rainwater, it didn’t provide enough water. That is when he made a decision to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran underneath his residence.

The Use of Outdoor Fountains As Water Features

A water feature is one which is a big element through which water runs. There is an extensive array of such features going from something as simple as a hanging wall fountain or as complex as a courtyard tiered fountain. The versatility of this feature is useful due to the fact that it can be situated inside or outdoors.Use Outdoor Fountains Water Features 38506619297.jpg Water elements include ponds and swimming pools as well.

Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living areas such as backyards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment verandas, or office complexes. There is nothing better to comfort you while also activating your senses of sight and hearing than the pleasing sounds of slowly flowing water in your fountain. Their aesthetically attractive shape beautifies the interior design of any living space. The sound of water provides serenity, covers up unwelcome noises and also produces an entertaining water show.Many Kinds Wall Water Fountains 1217487840852.jpg

The Many Kinds of Wall Water Fountains

Placing a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is ideal when you want to relax. You can have one custom-built to fit your specifications even if you have a minimum amount of space. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are necessary for freestanding as well as mounted styles. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can consider.

With its basin placed on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are normally quite large in size.

A stand-alone fountain can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or fitted into a wall under construction. This type of fountain adds to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.

The Origins of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, governed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classical Greek documents into Latin. It was imperative 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 transported clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space formerly filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by the Pope. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.