A Tourist in Rome - Fountain of the Lion
|Location:||41.90096, 12.46929 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.|
|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.