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Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, Rome

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola - Rome, Italy
Fontana dell'Acqua Paola
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, Rome, Italy 00153Map
+39 06 06 0608(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Trastevere - Testaccio - Aventino - Gianicolo
Overview

This huge fountain, built on the Janiculum at the beginning of the 17th Century by Flaminio Ponzio and Giovanni Fontana, owes its name to Pope Paul V. It was erected so that the aqueduct, which Trajan had constructed, and which brought water from the Bracciano lake, could be reopened. Originally the fountain consisted of five small basins, but at the end of the 17th Century Carlo Fontana created the one great basin, which is still in place today.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Roma S.Pietro
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