Piazza Navon: Fountain of Four Rivers
Piazza de Trevi: Trevi Fountain
Fountain Information Some of Rome’s most Famous Fountains were the works of Gian
Lorenzo Bernini. Fountains were used as water sources to Roman’s for a variety of different reasons. Fountains served as focal points and water storage points for the Roman people. Types of fountains included: Mostre, ornamental, wall, semi-public, fontanelle, nasone, service, and abbeveratoio fountains. Fountains were supplied with water by the Aqueducts, the order of supply is as follows… 1) Public Baths 2) Fountains 3) Private Houses
Roman Imperial Bath
Bath Information There were two types of Roman Baths : Imperial’s for
the rich and Balnae for those living in neighborhoods. Imperial baths were larger and possessed a more opulent nature than balnaes did. The bath houses were the center of Roman social life. Both types of baths provided communal bathing for the Roman people on a large scale.
The Roman Aqueducts
Aqueductus Aqueducts were driven purely by gravity. They allowed Rome to become a city of global
proportions instead of just another small scale large city. Construction of the oldest Aqueduct dates back to 312 BC. The aqueducts supplied all of the city’s water needs.
Published on Jul 11, 2010