A Tourist in Rome - Fountain in Villa Medici Courtyard
|Location:||In the courtyard of Villa Medici, one block north from the top of the Spanish Steps|
|Time:||about 75 minutes, can be less time if you only wish to see the courtyard|
|Hours:||Tuesday - Sunday 11 AM - 4:30 PM, English guided tour Tuesday - Sunday at noon|
The fountain in the Villa Medici courtyard is a simple bowl fountain on a pedestal that overflows into a basin at ground level. You can see it as part of a free guided tour which is explained on the Villa Medici page. I went here thinking this was the fountain that Respighi depicted in his Roman Trilogy, but deduced that it was really the fountain in front of Villa Medici that he painted with music.