They’re planning to open a great luxury department store in Rome by 2015 and works are under way in a large palace located in the area between Trevi fountain and Spanish square, along Tritone street.
As soon as the work started and the excavations begun it was
discovered underneath the palace a long piece of the Virgin Aqueduct.
This major public work dates back to the times of Emperor Augustus. His great friend and son in law, the consul Marcus Vipsanio Agrippa provided the area of the the Pincio, the Pantheon and its thermal baths with water having the Virgin water aqueduct accomplished in 19 BC .
Some arcades of this important aqueduct are already visible on via del Nazareno.
The new Rinascente store will have a kind of archaeological museum below…the ruins of the Virgin aqueduct arches will be visible for their clients.
We’ll soon have shopping and history combined together…