L'acquedotto Claudio: sulla scia di un restauro millenario
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The Claudio aqueduct: in the wake of a millenary restoration
The object of this contribution is a chronicle, with some reflection, on some conservation activities sedimented over the centuries on the Aqueduct. Recently, to the ancient interventions have been added several restorations carried out on some significant logs. By now the great infrastructure is reduced to a series of residual stretches, that emerge in the panorama of the park of the Appian, like skeletal portions of a prehistoric pachyderm; this is the effect of degradation due to centuries of abandonment but also to deliberate interventions of expropriation. On the occasion of these recent structural restorations, an attempt was made to re-read the history of the building, to characterize its component materials and to partially reconstruct the evolution of the degradation. Therefore, the most immediate needs were identified and conservation measures defi ned. In this way the impression has been created that we are, although briefly, part of this millennial process that we want to contribute to extend over time.