Undoubtedly there is no city in the world that has more waters and fountains than Rome. It has been thus since ancient times, when 11 aqueducts supplied thousands and thousands of lietres of water to the city each day, feeding the countless fountains and magnificent baths.
The tour departs from the theatrical Fountain of the Naiads, created in 1901 from the sculptor Mario Rutelli and situated in Piazza della Repubblica, originally called Piazza Esedra.
Often the creation of fountains was dictated, more than by the desire to meet the population’s needs, by the desire to satisfy private interests of the popes. This is the case of the Fountain of Moses in Piazza San Bernardo.
Going down Via Barberini we reach the square of the same name, characterised by the lovely Triton’s Fountain, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who created it in around 1642.
From Via del Tritone we enter in Via due Macelli, where, at the foot of the staircase of Trinità dei Monti, the “Spanish Steps”, we find the Barcaccia’S Fountain. This is the work of Pietro Bernini, who created it in around 1629, probably with the aid of his famous son Gian Lorenzo.
The tour wil finish to the Trevi Fountain, certainly the most famous and spectacular fountain in Rome, made even more famous by the night-time wading of Anita Ekberg in Federico Fellini’s film “La dolce Vita”. The fountain is the terminal part of the Vergine aqueduct built by Agrippa, a general of Augustus, in 19 B.C.
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