INSIDE THE CLAUDIAN AQUEDUCT (AL CELIO)

Of St. John de Matha, founder of the Trinitarians: the aqueduct hermitage where he lived and died, on 17 December 1213, atop the Caelian hill, over the Arch of Dolabella, looks out onto San Tommaso in Formis, the Villa Celimontana, and the other tall curves of the Acqua Claudia, or Claudian Aqueduct—and the seemingly interminable, carelessly cherished Roman green charging at interiority through frosted breaches.

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