The Terrina fountain was designed by Giacomo Della Porta toward the end of the 16th Century and was originally placed in the center of the Campo de' Fiori. But in 1889 it was dismantled to make way for the monument to Giordano Bruno who was burned alive in the square. It long remained in the council's stores and was rebuilt as recently as 1924 in the Piazza della Chiesa Nuova in front of the church. Like the original fountain, it was built below the level of the road (like the famous "Barcaccia" in the Piazza di Spagna ) as the water pressure was so low. In remembrance of its original location in Piazza dei Fiori, another fountain was erected on the west side of the square.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Ottaviano-San Pietro