Acqua Marcia

Aqua Marcia

The Acqua Marcia was an aqueduct located in the Italian city of Rome.


The Acqua Marcia was the longest of the 11 Roman aqueducts, running a staggering 91 miles. Built between 144–140 BCE, the aqueduct was named for its creator, Praetor Quintus Marcius Rex.

It was maintained and even expanded for the better part of 200 years, but typical of any free public service, by Nero's reign so many people siphoned water out of it for personal use the flow was barely a trickle by the time it arrived in the city.