A Tourist in Rome - Fountain at Santa Sabina
|Location:||In the courtyard in front of the church of Santa Sabina along Via di Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.|
|Metro:||A bit of a hike from Circo Massimo, or see it on my To the Forum Boarium and Beyond Walking Tour instead|
|Time:||about 5 minutes|
|Hours:||Viewable during the day; I don't known whether the courtyard remains open at night, or whether it's lighted|
The Fountain at Santa Sabina is just a cool-looking wall fountain in which water gushes from a huge mask into a large tub, located in the courtyard in front of the church of Santa Sabina along Via di Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill. The fountain was built in 1593, using an ancient tub and the wall mask which was built at that time. The courtyard leads back to the church and to a large park called Giardino degli Aranci (the Orange Garden) with superb panoramic views of Trastevere and St. Peter's Basilica, as shown on my Aventine Hill page. There are stairs which lead up the hill to let you get here from Lungotevere Aventino, not too far from the Mouth of Truth, or you can walk up the incline of the street named Clivo di Rocca Savella.