A Tourist in Rome - Breast Fountain

Location:In Piazza Capo di Ferro, along the northeast edge of the Palazzo Spada Gallery, just northeast of Ponte Sisto
Metro:None
Time:10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

The Breast Fountain is a large wall fountain with a life-sized woman covering her bare breasts with her crossed arms and hands. Water flows from her nipples, and also from the head of a lion that she stands upon. The water flows into a sarcophagus-like tub with lions on its face that drain the water into a round basin at ground level. The entire fountain is within a niche in a wall in Piazza Capo di Ferro.

    
The Breast Fountain (Fontana delle Mammelle) in Piazza Capo di Ferro
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The Breast Fountain (Fontana delle Mammelle) in Piazza Capo di Ferro
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The Breast Fountain (Fontana delle Mammelle) in Piazza Capo di Ferro
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The Breast Fountain (Fontana delle Mammelle) in Piazza Capo di Ferro
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