Fountain of the Frogs

You are along the route: THE ZOO OF WONDERS. STONE ANIMALS

Piazza Mincio
Always visible.

The area around Piazza Mincio is one of the more unusual and picturesque parts of Rome: the Coppedè quarter, named after the famous architect who designed it between 1921 and 1927, mixing elements of fables, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque touches, magical atmospheres ant art nouveau. The most evocative entrance to the square is from via Tagliamento, through a large archway with a central lamp which, like a fabled doorway, leads to this bizarre and suggestive architectural island. The fountain is the centre of the quarter. In the middle of the lower basin, perfectly round, is an agitated mixture of creatures: four couples of figures with thick hair each supporting a shell and a large frog. In the upper basin, right on the edge, another eight frogs are about to jump into the central jet of water.

Picture by permission from Roma Capitale-Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
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How to get the step: Fountain of the Frogs

Piazza Mincio, 00198 Roma, Italy


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