The Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct) where I did this landscape painting is a public park in Rome, Italy. It is part of the Appian Way Regional Park and is of approximately 15 hectares. Although just 8 km from the centre of Rome, the park has been protected from development and retains a rustic air. Towards the South and East of the park crops are still grown and sheep can be found grazing.
Partly due to its proximity to Rome’s movie studios at Cinecittà, the park is often used as a film location. Perhaps the most memorable scene is the opening shot of La Dolce Vita where we see a statue of Christ suspended from a helicopter flying along the Aqua Claudia./