Acqua Marcia and Peroni Brewery for Rome
Birra Peroni and the State Archives of Rome, thanks also to the contribution of the Capitoline Historical Archive, today inaugurated the temporary exhibition "WATER AND BEER FOR CAPITAL ROME - Economy, demography and nutrition in the historical archives of Acqua Marcia and Birra Brewery" , open for free until June 15th at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the Compresso of S. Ivo alla Sapienza.
In order to enhance the relationship between the historic brewery and Rome, for the next four weeks the testimonies of the relationship between urban, demographic and productive growth of the Capitoline city and the places of production, promotion and sale of Peroni Brewery between the end of '800 and' 900 with reference to events related to the historic Roman aqueduct of Acqua Marcia.
The exhibition boasts important historical evidence that underlines the close connection between Peroni Brewery and Acqua Pia Antica Marcia, a company founded in 1869 to manage and sell the water of the Roman aqueduct and which, even today, manages some of the water services of the capital.
"The idea of the exhibition comes from two occasions: the acquisition by the State Archives of the great archive of the Aqua Marcia of Rome, which will soon be a rich source of historical information about the city; the valorisation of the Historical Archive of the Peroni Beer, protected by the Archival Superintendency for Lazio and carefully preserved at the Roman plant on the via Collatina - declares Paolo Buonora, Director of the State Archives of Rome. The historical relationship between water and beer is grafted on the urban and demographic growth of the Capital, making sure that the Societies of Acqua Marcia and Peroni Brewery indissolubly tie their destiny to that of the Eternal City. The State Archives of Rome has therefore promoted this exhibition, together with the Historical Archive of Peroni Brewery, in the conviction of being faced with two cases of paradigmatic business archives in the relationship they have with urban history."