A Tourist in Rome - Drinking Fountain in Piazza del Popolo
|Location:||41.91124, 12.47631 at the north edge of the oval of Piazza del Popolo, on both sides of the beginning of the roadway that goes through Porta del Popolo.|
|Time:||a few minutes|
This is the fountain on the right side of the road that leads through Porta del Popolo, a similar fountain is on the left side as well. Both fountains are in the oval-shaped Piazza del Popolo itself, not on that road, they're just located on either side of that road, facing into the piazza. They're both made from travertine sarcophagi, with two pipes above pouring water into the stone caskets. The one photographed here, on the right side, has two people carved into the center of the sarcophagus, the one on the left side has a single person carved into the center of the sarcophagus and a putti at each edge of the face of the sarcophagus.