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Fountain of Porta Furba

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Crossroad via Tuscolana/via del Mandrione
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The fountain of Porta Furba was built on the orders of Pope Clement XII in 1733, probably by the architect Francesco Bianchi, to replace another fountain, built in 1586 by Domenico Fontana on the orders of Pope Sixtus V. Only an epigraph remains of the older structure, which is now visible on the arch of the nearby Porta Furba (1585). The fountain is located along the route of the Felice aqueduct, in an area where the remains of the ancient Claudio and Marcio aqueducts can be seen. The grim backdrop is characterised by the Papal coat of arms, a dedicatory inscription to Clement XII and a winged structure with water running into a shell-shaped basin, from where it runs back into the lower basin.

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

Via del Mandrione, 363-451, 00181 Roma, Italy

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