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A historical water

"For around two months, in the evening and in the morning, I drank a water from a spring fourty miles from Rome. It breaks the stone; this water broke mine, and made me urinate most of it. I must make stock for home and not drink or use for cooking any other, so as to keep another life to which I am not accustomed".
(Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1549).

This 1549 letter hand-written by the famous Michelangelo, suffering from kidney stones, is one of the oldest and most prestigeous testimonials of the benefits deriving from te regular drinking of Acqua Fiuggi. History reports how this miraculous water improved the health of kings, aristocrats and ambassadors. Even Popes, like Boniface VIII, who was original of the area, was well aquainted with the spring and regularly drank this water to keep healthy. The pontifical accounting registries of that time, report 187 orders of payment for the transportation of fresh water from Fiuggi to Rome. Other famous characters in more recent times have benefitted from this water, including various Popes, Prime Ministers and Presidents of the Italian Republic.

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