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Fontana dell'Acqua Felice, Rome

Fontana dell'Acqua Felice - Rome, Italy
Fontana dell'Acqua Felice
Piazza San Bernardo, Rome, Italy 00187Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

The fountain is known as Fontana Del Mosè due to the badly proportioned statue of Moses in the central arch and its amazing resemblance to the famous statue by Michelangelo. It was created as a finishing touch to the Acqua felice aqueduct, ordered by Felice Peretti, better known as Pope Sixtus V who introduced drinking water to this area. The two arches have reliefs on the side of scenes taken from the Old Testament, while the lions are copies of two Egyptian statues that are to be found in the Vatican Museums.

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Fontana dell'Acqua Felice General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Repubblica Teatro dell'Opera
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