A Tourist in Rome - Fountain in Piazza dell'Aracoeli

Location:41.89447, 12.48099 Across the street (Via del Teatro di Marcello) from the stairways to Santa Maria in Aracoeli and the Campidoglio
Metro:Colloseo, or Circo Massimo and Bus #160, or see it on my To the Forum Boarium and Beyond Walking Tour instead
Time:about 10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

In 1589 the fountain was designed by Jacopo della Porta. A round basin at ground level catches water that flows off a boat-shaped moss-covered bowl, which catches water that flows off a smaller upper boat-shaped bowl, which catches water sprayed out the top of a decoration in the center of that upper bowl which includes four small children pouring water from jugs. The fountain is a bit overwhelmed by its location on a very busy street, by the stairways to Santa Maria in Aracoeli and the Campidoglio, and by the Victor Emmanuel Monument just up the street a bit.

    
Fountain in Piazza dell'Aracoeli
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Fountain in Piazza dell'Aracoeli
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