Best town to visit Aquaducts

Would like to find a location from which to get the best experience of the aquaduct(s).

Posted by janettravels44
1960 posts

Aquaduct Park on the Rome Metro lets you get right up next to them. I crossed the Pont du Gard in Southern France through its aquaducts watercourse -- that is as up close as it gets. (don't know if that is still possible)

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
7338 posts

I agree, Rome is great for this. At Pont-du-Gard last July, you could walk below the aqueduct or raft under it (arrange the raft trip in advance).

Posted by Lesley
Sidney, BC, Canada
439 posts

I have a feeling there will be a lot of us at the Aquaduct Park this year as it has appeared a number of times on the Forum. I knew about it but always thought it was more out of town than it is. Your instructions were so clear, thank you for that! I am looking forward to being at the park at the end of August.

Posted by dmae
62 posts

Don't worry about crowds at the park! It is huge with lots and lots of pathways to take. 8-)

Posted by Tim
Wyckoff, NJ, USA
1395 posts

Another clear choice is the Baths of Caracalla, although it was mainly a water destination. Pompeii and Herculaneum have traces of watercourses, and even lead pipes in the ground. I think there are remnants of aqueducts around Tivoli, but can't give you a precise location.

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