While on a recent trip to Italy, we ventured out of the tourist sights and took a detour to a park off the beaten track. In that park is some of the last standing ancient Aqueducts built by the Roman Empire to bring fresh clean drinking water from the Alps into the city of Rome. There are roughly 500 miles of Roman aqueducts built, but only 29 miles are above ground.  We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to view these beautiful structures.  Harnessing the force of gravity, these aqueducts would transport more than 6 million gallons of water per day! Truly amazing.