Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

Fontana dell’Acqua Paola was built between 1610 and 1612, and it bears the name of Pope Paul V who commissioned the most extensive restoration works of the fountain, in the... Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi is, by far, the most famous fountain in Rome. It is not the oldest fountain in the capital (it was built between 1732 and 1762), but it... Fontana di Trevi

Fontana dell’Acqua Felice

Fontana dell’Acqua Felice was the one who inspired Giovanni Fontana’s design of Fontana dell’Acqua Paola. It was built between 1585 and 1588, in the Quirinal district of Rome, when Pope... Fontana dell’Acqua Felice

Fontana del Mascherone

Fontana del Mascherone, meaning, the Big Mask Fountain, is one of the strangest looking fountains in Rome. This is not a free standing fountain, but it is attached to a... Fontana del Mascherone

Complex of the Four Fountains

The Complex of the Four Fountains is located on the namesake street of Rome, that is, on Via delle Quattro Fontane, at the junction of this street with Via del... Complex of the Four Fountains

Fontana delle Tartarughe

Fontana delle Tartarughe of Rome has given rise to plenty of debates and discussions on topics like its symbolism, and the social and cultural context of its construction. It was... Fontana delle Tartarughe

Fontana del Tritone

Fontana del Tritone, meaning, the Triton Fountain, is located in Piazza Barberini, in Rome, its backdrop being ensured by the National Gallery of Ancient Art (more precisely, by one of... Fontana del Tritone

Fontana del Moro

Fontana del Moro is located in Piazza Navona, being an integral part of one of Rome’s most splendid Baroque architectural complexes. The palaces and churches aside, Piazza Navona offers a... Fontana del Moro

Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza Navona

In Rome there are two fountains which bear the name of the Greek deity of water. One is located in Piazza Navona, and the other in Piazza del Popolo. Fontana... Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza Navona

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi might be easily, and rightfully, for that matter, deemed one of the most spectacular fountains in Rome. It is located in the center of Piazza Navona,... Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Fontana delle Api

Fontana delle Api is located in Piazza Barberini, sharing the architectural complex with the monumental Fontana del Tritone. Both of these fountains were designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one year... Fontana delle Api

Fontana dei Dioscuri

Fontana dei Dioscuri is located in front of Palazzo del Quirinale, a historical building initially constructed (in 1583) to serve as summer residence for the pope. It was later turned... Fontana dei Dioscuri

Fontana del Pantheon

Located in the center of Piazza della Rotonda, Fontana del Pantheon enjoys the backdrop of one of the most reputed tourist landmarks of Rome: the Pantheon itself. The fountain was... Fontana del Pantheon

Fontana della Pigna

The overpowering density of tourist sights in the Vatican is complemented, amongst others, by the so-called Fontana della Pigna. The centerpiece of this fountain consists of a gigantic pine cone-shaped... Fontana della Pigna

Fontana delle Naiadi

As it can be admired today, Fontana delle Naiadi was completed no sooner than 1912 (the official inauguration was made in 1914). Yet, the plan to build a fountain in... Fontana delle Naiadi

Fontana delle Anfore

The free standing Fontana delle Anfore is one of the newest built fountains in Rome. It was designed by Pietro Lombardi, elected winner at a competition organized by the local... Fontana delle Anfore

Fontana di Piazza d’Ara Coeli

Fontana di Piazza d’Ara Coeli was designed by the star architect of 16th century Rome, Giacomo della Porta. Despite the several important restoration works the fountain has undergone in time,... Fontana di Piazza d’Ara Coeli

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