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Fontana di Monteoliveto (La), Naples

Fontana di Monteoliveto (La) - Naples, Italy
Fontana di Monteoliveto (La)
Piazza Monteoliveto, Naples , Italy 80134Map
Neighborhood: San Giuseppe
Overview

At the bottom of Via Monteoliveto, on the piazza with the same name, not far from the faculty of architecture, stands the Monteoliveto fountain; an elegant example of urban decoration. It was constructed in 1668 by Antonio Cafaro. The base is massive and the basin is made from marble - its sides form an equilateral triangle side decorated by some masks, sea animals and spirals. The water comes through the mouth of three lions, while eagles hold up the corbel of the triangular base upon which stands a bronze statue of Charles II of Spain, the last king of Spain from the Hapsburg dynasty.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Dante
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