Parco degli Acquedotti

The Parco degli Acquedotti is a public park to the southeast of Rome, Italy. It is part of the Appian Way Regional Park and is of approximately 240 ha.

Parco degli Acquedotti
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Aqua Claudia
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Parco degli Acquedotti
Location of Parco degli Acquedotti
LocationRome, Italy
Coordinates41°50′49″N 12°33′43″E / 41.847°N 12.562°E / 41.847; 12.562
Area240 ha (593.05 acres)
Authorized1988 (1988)[1]

DescriptionEdit

 
Aqua Claudia

The park is named after the aqueducts that run through it. It is crossed on one side by the Aqua Felix and also contains part of the Aqua Claudia and the remains of Villa delle Vignacce[2] to the North West. A short stretch of the original Roman Via Latina can also be seen.

The park is near the Cinecittà film studios and is often used as a film location. In the opening shot of La Dolce Vita, a statue of Christ is suspended from a helicopter that flies along the route of the Aqua Claudia.

Notable eventsEdit

On 7 August 2019 the park witnessed the murder of Fabrizio Piscitelli, who was killed by a jogger armed with a pistol as he sat on one of the park's benches. Known as Diabolik, Piscitelli had been the leader of the Irriducibili, the gang of Ultras who supported the Lazio Football Club in Rome. He had successfully transformed this support into an illicit business empire that turned him into a millionaire.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sozio, Paola (2006–2007). Il Parco degli Acquedotti (PDF) (in Italian). p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ Sam McVane "The Villa delle Vignacce at Rome, Italy" Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Jones, Tobias (10 August 2019). "Diabolik, king of football's far-right ultras, died as he lived … violently". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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