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Fountains in Piazza Farnese

You are along the route: AQUEDUCTS AND FOUNTAINS. THE MARVEL OF WATER

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Piazza Farnese
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The two twin fountains in front of Palazzo Farnese were built in 1626, the work of the architect Giacomo Rainaldi on commission by the Cardinal Odoardo Farnese. Rainaldi used two ancient Egyptian granite basins to build the fountains, decorated with a lion’s head and two rings in relief, originally from the Termne di Caracalla and already located in the square. The fountains are made up of a mixtilinear travertine base with the basin in the middle and above it a balustrade supporting a cup surmounted by a lily, the symbol of the Farnese family, from which a jet of water spouts outwards.

Picture by permission from Roma Capitale-Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
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Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma, Italy

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