Loquis: via dell'acqua santa

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via dell'acqua santa


Published on:  2018-02-07 08:12:00

  Streets of Rome

It relies on a source of water that flows a few kilometers from Porta San Giovanni, to the right of the Via Appia Nuova. Known since the beginning of the sixteenth century water was indicated for skin diseases. In the eighteenth century, a thermal establishment was also built for numerous cases of healing and beneficials effects. The source was discovered by chance by a shepherd who took to the pasture of the oxen and saw the red water for the presence of iron, we washed his hands ruined by the rude work that immediately healed. So much the outcry that the pope also went and so the water was called « holy ».

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