List of illustrations

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pianta di Roma, sheet 4 (detail)
  • Corso dell'acque da loro fonti nelli XIV acquidotti procopiani che le scaricavano in Roma
  • Rome's documented public fountains in 1630
  • The Trophies of Marius
  • A sixteenth-century water carrier, detail from "Ritratto de quelli che vano vendendo et lavorando per Roma con la nova agionta de tutti quelli che ne le altre mancavano sin al presente
  • The "specus" (channel) of the Aqua Anio Novus rides atop that of the Aqua Claudia as the two ancient aqueducts cross the Campagna on the way to Rome, seen in the distance
  • Piazza Colonna fountain, detail showing the curvature of the basin rim
  • Map of Rome
  • Inscription commemorating the 1530 flood on the Monastery of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
  • The Tiber and Its Tributaries
  • Carta geologica della Campagna romana con sezione, detail
  • Private springs and public fountains in Rome, 1569, before the restoration of the Acqua Vergine
  • Wellhead
  • Delle cagioni e de' rimedi delle inondazioni del Tevere, detail
  • The Tiber at Ponte Sisto during the December 2008 flood, from the south
  • Flood markers on the façade of Santa Maria sopra Minerva commemorate the 1530, 1557, and 1598 (upper group) and 1422, 1495, and 1870 (lower group) floods
  • Veduta del Ponte e Castello Sant'Angelo
  • Remains of a Triumphal Arch, Discovered in the Bed of the Tiber, 1878
  • Prospectus Pontis S. Mariae Olim Senatoril vulgo Ponte Rotto et Insuale Tiberinae nunc S. Bartholomeae imagnaeq. parties Urbis Romae
  • Pianta di Roma, sheet 6 (detail)
  • L'Acqua Marrana
  • Roma al tempo di Urbano VIII
  • Wash-Day in Italy
  • Ponte Sisto, detail
  • Map of the waters and aqueducts of ancient Rome
  • Map of Rome, detail
  • A view of the Trevi Fountain
  • The stemma of Sixtus IV above an access door into the specus of the Acqua Vergine on Via del Nazareno
  • Roma Renasces, detail
  • Mappa della Campagna romana al tempo di Paolo III
  • Map of Rome
  • Carta geologica di Roma, detail
  • Map of Rome showing properties owned by Water Committee members
  • Dell'avvertenze che si devono havere nel livellare delli siti dalli quali s'hanno da condurre l'acque alle Fontane
  • Pianta, e Profilo di livellazione del Condotto di S. Carlino
  • Distribution pipes installed in the walls of an aqueduct specus
  • Spaccato e pianta della Botte di Monte Cavallo
  • Wasserführung
  • Gaia Fountain
  • Map of Rome
  • In November 1570, the Water Committee proposed seventeen new Acqua Vergine fountains for the Campo Marzio, as plotted on a twenty-first-century street plan
  • An astrolabe
  • Prospettiva della rinominata piazza e Guglia del Popolo, detail showing location of two flood markers on the wall at the left
  • Flood markers from the same event viewed together
  • Acqua Vergine distribution plan
  • Seventeen new Acqua Vergine fountains proposed by The Water Committee for the Campo Marzio in late 1571, plotted on a twenty-first century plan (right) and the 1560 copy of Leonardo Bufalini's 1551 map
  • Plan of Rome
  • Plan of Piazza Navona
  • Documented Acqua Vergine allotments to private individuals, churches, and hospitals plotted on Ettienne Du Pérac's 1577 map of Rome in the order in which they were approved
  • Subscriber pipelines from a single Acqua Vergine juncture box
  • The pietra di livello and nineteenth-century cassette idrometriche at Palazzo Muccioli at the intersection of Via Giulia and Via di Santa Caterina
  • La fontana di Piazza del Popolo
  • The Maggiore Fountain, Perugia
  • The fountain at the Piazza della Morte, Viterbo
  • Neptune Fountain
  • Triton
  • Prospeto dall Parte della Piazza Segnato in Piana Litera A (detail)
  • Piazza Colonna
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza Navona fountain basin
  • The Piazza Navona fountain in front of Palazzo Orsini
  • Study for the Piazza Colonna fountain
  • Piazza Colonna fountain
  • The water in the Piazza Colonna fountain seen from above
  • Fontana nella Piazza Colonna (detail)
  • Buildings controlled or owned by influential Roman families, plotted on Etienne Du Pérac's 1577 map of Rome
  • Fontana su la Piazza de SS.ri Mattei
  • Mattei fountain, detail of one of the four basins
  • Fontana della Piazza de' Mattei
  • Il pubblicco in attesa a piazza Venezia per la ripresa della corsa dei barberi
  • Tureen Fountain
  • Giudea fountain
  • Interior of cupola, Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
  • A spatial interpretation of the façade of Borromini's San Carlo alle Quattre Fontane (1634–37) compared with the intersecting arcs of water drops in the Guidea fountain
  • Fontana della Piaza della Rotonda
  • Route of the Acqua Vergine plotted on Etienne Du Pérac's 1577 map of Rome
  • Reconstruction drawings made from the archaeological remains of Camillo Agrippa's water-lifting device for the Parnassus
  • The chiocciola on the Pincina Hill
  • Bottom of an aqueduct channel with remnants of a small dam
  • Nova Urbis Romae Descriptio, sheets 1, 2 (detail)
  • Pianta delle vene dell'Acqua Felice di Sisto PP.V. 1585
  • Extant ancient ruins of the double aqueduct of Aqua Claudia and Aqua Anio Novus (upper channel) southeast of Rome
  • Map of Rome (top) and plan of the Villa Montalto (below)
  • Misura e diametri delle fistole
  • Pianta e misura della Strada fuori di Porta San Giovanni (detail)
  • Three ancient aqueducts, the Marcia, Tepula, and Julia, were incorporated into the Aurelian Wall at Porta Maggiore in the third century A.D.
  • Porta Maggiore
  • The Acqua Felice crossing over Via di Porta San Lorenzo
  • Moses Fountain
  • Chiesa dedicata a San Carlo
  • Fontana su la Piazza del Palazzo Pontificio à Monte Cavallo
  • Map showing the distribution of water from the Acqua Felice over time
  • Fontana su le Piazza della Med.a de Monti
  • Capitoline fountain
  • Fontana nella Piazza de' SS.ri Muti sotto Campidoglio
  • Fontana nella Piazza della Basilica di S Maria Maggiore
  • Pianta del condotto dell'Acqua Felice
  • Map of the initial Acqua Paola distribution system
  • Fontana dello Scoglio nel Giardino di Bel'Vedere in Roma
  • Fontana nel Gran Cortile del Palazzo Vaticano
  • Fontana nella Piazza di S. Pietro
  • Fontana nella Piazza di S. Giacomo Scossacavallo
  • Fontana detta il Mascarone di Borgo
  • The Fontanone
  • Site and partial plans of the Monastery of San Pietro in Montorio, with gardens and showing water damage in 1731
  • Fontana sul Monte Gianicolo
  • Fontana in Roma nella Piazza di Sta. Maria in Trastevere
  • Pianta dimostrativa delle Condotture pubbliche dell'Acquedotto Paolino
  • The Ponte Sisto fountain (left), with a view of the Tiber Island
  • Fontana su la Piazza Farnese del Ser.ma S. Cuca di Parma
  • Metà della Piazza di San Pietro in Vaticano (detail)
  • Editto sopra il manetener nette le Fontane nuovamente fabricate nella Piazza detta de' Barberini à Capo le Case
  • Pianta spaccato e prospetto della Fontana di S. Maria Maggiore
  • Inscription (now moved to a nearby wall) indicating the level of the acqua di ritorno pipe at the Piazza della Rotonda fountain
  • La pianta dell'Acqua Felice
  • Moses Fountain (detail of sculpted lions)
  • Simolacro detto di Marforio
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Liberatrice
  • Bee Fountain
  • The Baboon fountain
  • The Lion Fountain
  • The Barberini castello
  • Fontana a Monte Citorio
  • The Big Mask Fountain
  • The inscripiton on the façade of Palazzo Capilupo
  • Fontana detta del Facchino in Via Lata
  • Vestigi del tempio de Jano quadrifronte
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Lavatoia Felice
  • Chiesa de Santi Vincenzo et Anastasio alla Fontana di Trevi. . .
  • The laundry at the Convent of Sant'Urbano
  • Inscription forbidding anyone to throw "Immondezza" in the chiavica (drain), which opens directly below
  • Churches and monasteries that received Acqua Felice water between February and November 1588 shown on Plan of Rome (detail)
  • Fontana nel cortile del palazzo del Sig. Duca di Bracciano
  • Pianta del giardino dell'Eccel.mo Signor Principe Ludovisi a Porta Pinciana
  • Fontana del Tritone nella Piazza Barberini
  • The Piazza Campitelli Fountain
  • Map of Rome, detail of properties on the Quirinal Hill owned by Domenico Grimani and Muzio Mattei
  • The route of the Acqua Felice conduit that led to the Villa Medici plotted on Giovani Battista Maggi's 1625 map of the city
  • Veduta della Trinità dei Monti
  • Vestigi dell'arco Settimio Severo
  • Vestigj del theatro che fù edificato da Augusto in nome di Marcello
  • Documented chiaviche (drains) in early-sixteenth-century Rome
  • Lateral and transverse sections cut through the Roman Forum
  • Interior of the Cloaca Maxima
  • A drain sponsored by Agrippa in 33 B.C. near the Church of San Rocco, and a second-century A.D. drain in Piazza di Pietra that was probably constructed at the same time as the Temple of Hadrian
  • The daily market in Campo dei Fiori
  • Delli Calessi," and "Delle Carette
  • La veduta della Basilica di S Maria Maggiore
  • Veduta dell'antica Via Appia
  • Small stone pavers known as sampietrini (top left) are still used in the historic center of Rome for repairs (top right) and new paving (bottom)
  • Modo di selciare le strade di Roma à secco
  • A typical Renaissance drain cover, still extant, though no longer functioning, in Piazza della Bocca della Verità
  • Riattamento delle strade di tutto lo Stato Ecclesiastico . . .
  • Roma al tempo di Urbano VIII (detail)
  • Modern Rome
  • Little Boat Fountain, detail
  • Plaza, St. Peter's Rome
  • Four Rivers Fountain
  • Passaddio delle carrozze in Piazza Navona
  • Prospetto del nuovo navale di Ripetta fabbricato sotto I gloriosi auspicj di N. S. Papa Clemente XI
  • Trevi Fountain (detail)
  • New Fountain and Diocletian's Spring, Rome, Italy
  • Nasone drinking fountain
  • Fountain in Piazza di S. Maria in Trastevere
  • Panoramic View, Castel St. Angelo, Hall of Justice & St. Peter's
  • Rione Sant'Eustachio fountain
  • Ara Pacis fountain
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~The water flowing into Rome's Fountains is part of the hydrological cycle. Rain falls and, via a long, slow process, percolates through the ground until it reaches impermeable soils far below the earth’s crust. It is at this point that the steady accumulation of water begins to seek release and another slow...
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~When we think of Baroque Rome, it is not uncommon to turn first to the breathtaking fountains—especially the Triton, Four Rivers, and Barcaccia fountains designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the Trevi Fountain, Nicola Salvi’s masterpiece (fig. I.1). Taken as a whole,...
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~The year 1557 was a wretched one in Rome. First, it rained continuously during February and March, and the Tiber River rose above its normal level several times. Residents living along the riverbank fled to higher ground and in some cases were forced to leave the city. Then...
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~Although the Tiber provided Rome with water throughout the medieval and Renaissance periods, we have seen that only one of Rome’s eleven ancient aqueducts, the Aqua Virgo, still served the city in the mid-sixteenth...
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~Once the Acqua Vergine was restored it was necessary to distribute its water more widely in order to rehabilitate Rome’s urban fabric in the way Pius V had envisioned. There was a great deal at stake: not only were individuals and institutions as eager to gain access to the water through private fountains as ordinary residents were through...
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~Giacomo della Porta's professional star was rising in 1570, and he was well on his way to being regarded as “the first and principal architect of Rome.” Busy with work on the Capitoline, Saint Peter’s, the Church of the Gesù, and...
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~Although Rome had survived for six hundred years with a minimal supply of aqueduct water, the situation changed dramatically in 1570 after a constant stream began flowing from the newly restored Acqua Vergine. The ready availability of water immediately spurred a desire on the part of Rome’s elite to provide the city (and themselves) as liberally as...
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~Cardinal Montalto became Pope on 24 April 1585, choosing the name Sixtus V. Without delay he announced his intention of restoring an ancient aqueduct that would terminate on the Quirinal Hill. It would be named the Acqua...
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~The civic fountains that ornamented Rome in the early 1620s were unequalled by those in any other European city for centuries to come. Alive with impressive jets, abundant sprays, rushing cascades, spangled rains, and swirling pools, these fountains...
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~Water was coin, literally a liquid currency that could be bought, traded, sold, or given away within a highly structured and carefully monitored marketplace. This is why, in spite of the growing number of civic and service fountains in early-seventeenth-century Rome, the...
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~The renovatio Romae was a manifold process undertaken to implement the decrees of the Council of Trent by cleansing and rebuilding the city, starting with the body of the Church and its individual souls and extending outward to the streets and piazzas of Rome and to the Tiber River. Physically rebuilding Rome was closely linked to rebuilding the moral...
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~Rome's transformation into a cleansed, purified, and well-ordered city that would serve as a fitting home for newly reformed Christian souls began as the result of a series of incremental moves initiated by the popes in the...
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