A Tourist in Rome - Fountain of the Cask

Location:In Largo di San Rocco, 1 block south of Mausoleum of Augustus
Metro:Flaminia or Spagna
Time:10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

The Fountain of the Cask is dedicated to the holders of the wine, similar to the Porter Fountain, dedicated to carriers of water. The fountain is located in a niche in the supporting pillar of the two arches beside San Rocco. On top of a barrel of wine, the head of a smiling wine porter with a lopsided hat, typical of the porters, pours water from his mouth into a thin oval bowl suspended over a pile of stones. Two drains from the bowl spout water into a rough lower bowl in front of the rocks which in turn passes it into the mouth of a barrel on its side. The water is collected in a shallow pool formed by a marble board at ground level.

    
The Fountain of the Cask (Fontana della Botticella) in Largo di San Rocco, 1 block south of Mausoleum of Augustus
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The Fountain of the Cask (Fontana della Botticella) in Largo di San Rocco, 1 block south of Mausoleum of Augustus
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The Fountain of the Cask (Fontana della Botticella) in Largo di San Rocco, 1 block south of Mausoleum of Augustus
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The Fountain of the Cask (Fontana della Botticella) in Largo di San Rocco, 1 block south of Mausoleum of Augustus
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The Fountain of the Cask (Fontana della Botticella) in Largo di San Rocco, 1 block south of Mausoleum of Augustus
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