La Barcaccia Fountain is at the foot of La Scalinata, the stone stairway that leads to the Church of the Trinita de' Monti. Designed by the well-known artist Pietro Bernini, this fountain is boat-shaped with water flowing in a steady gurgle. Unlike the fountains elsewhere in Rome, this compact structure lacks the grand and lavish designs of others but still is a charming creation by itself. Few people find a resemblance between the fountain and the Biblical eternal ship struggling to stay afloat. However, it is believed that this is the place where Roman King Domitian built his majestic water stadium, and the fountain is a reminiscent of the same.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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