A Tourist in Rome - Fountain in Piazza San Giovanni

Location:In Piazza San Giovanni, on the northwest side of the church of San Giovanni in Laterano, at the base of the Lateran Obelisk
Metro:San Giovanni
Time:10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

The Fountain in Piazza San Giovanni (The Lateran Fountain, Fontana Piazza San Giovanni, Fontana dell'obelisco Lateranense) can be found on the north side of the base of the Lateran Obelisk. Completed in 1587, it's one of the richest fountains ever designed by Domenico Fontana. The fountain consists of a ribbed bowl topped by a pair of dolphins supporting a shell-shaped smaller bowl, which catches water jets from two winged dragons and an eagle.

    
Fountain in Piazza San Giovanni
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