A Tourist in Rome - Fountain of the Lion

Location:In Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro, about 1 block north and about 7 blocks west from the north end of Piazza Navona.
Metro:None, but bus 87 goes from the Colosseum to Via dei Fori Imperiali to the northern edge of Largo di Torre Argentina to east side of Piazza Navona, and back.
Time:10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

The Fountain of the Lion is a really strange one. The piazza appeared to be a parking lot when I visited it. The fountain was moved to this location from somewhere else in Rome and is visible battered, consiting of a small marble door frame in the wall of a building, with a niche with a very rough surface inside it, and a vaguely defined figure of a lion inside, spewing water from its mouth. A car was parked in front of the fountain when I visited.

    
Fountain of the Lion in Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro
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