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They of the Caffarella Situated to ridosso of Mura Aureliane, comprised between the way Appia and the Latin way Goes, she goes it must them its name to the Caffarelli family that of divenne owner to the half of ` the 500, creating an extended agricultural estate after to have riunificato and cleared vary plots of ground. Entire crossed from the Almone river, thought sacred in how much legacy to the mythical origins of Rome (Almone he is the first italico hero who in the Eneide falls in the war between Aborigeni and Troiani di Enea), in goes them is abundant the water sources used since the antiquity with an extended net of channels, for feeding thermal systems and the monumental Fontanas. From the republican age and for all the imperial age, goes it densely was occupied them from great villas, tempietti, sepolcri and colombari, of which remarkable testimonies are conserved still today: in the area in fact the "Satisfied Triopio" was localized, an immense agricultural possedimento, than the philosopher and Greek political man Erodes Attic dedicated to the memory of the dead moglie Annia Regilla, transforming it in one risen of sanctuary. Of the "Satisfied Triopio" it made part also the sontuosa villa of Erodes Attic, than then he will come inglobata in the complex realized from Massenzio emperor between II and III mile of the Ancient Appia (you see route 1b situated 16 and 17). During the medieval age, for its strategic position of control of the communications between the center of the city and the Albani Necks, he goes it them of the Caffarella - known in that period like "Vallis Marmorea" for the abundance of antichi monument rests that were he localizes to you - came encircled from five placed towers of guard on the valichi of the Almone river. To leave from the XI sec. the existence of handicraft systems that took advantage of the wealth of its waters, like flour mills to water or valche (from the term is testified in the area longobardo "walkan" to roll), systems for the washing of the cloth, than often they red-use, transforming them, previous structures of roman age.

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