Monday’s Travel Photos – Fountains of Rome

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We went to Rome in August when all the Romans flee the city, of course, to places like the Tivoli Gardens, because it’s too hot. The only way to survive was to get up early then go back to our air-conditioned apartment for a long siesta before venturing out again in the late afternoon. Not surprisingly, one of the greatest attractions were the fountains. Below are my favourites, some of which I can locate, others not. Maybe someone can fill in the missing information.

Let’s start with the Trevi Fountain!

Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona

Fountain of the Naiads, Piazza della Repubblica

Il Babuino “The Baboon” in via del Babuino depicting a reclining Silenus, a character from Roman mythology, half-man,half-goat.

An ivy-covered fountain on the way to Alfreddo’s!

The basin looks suspiciously like a coffin!

You have to put your finger under the lower spout to make the water spurt up through a hole higher up.

A fountain in a lovely shady spot

Fountain and Temple of Hercules Victor in the Forum Boarium

And here we have the bathtub fountain, but that’s not it’s real name!

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2 Responses to Monday’s Travel Photos – Fountains of Rome

  1. Donald F Gluck, PhD says:

    Re: Monday’s Travel Photos – Fountains of Rome
    The sixth fountain from the top with the caption “The basin looks suspiciously like a coffin!” was in the 2013 movie “La Grande Bellezza” in English “The Great Beauty.” In the movie this fountain is near a church or religious building.

    Please tell, where in Rome was this?

    Thank you,

    Donald Gluck

  2. Rosemary Kneipp says:

    Hi Donald, it’s in Piazza Pietro d’Illiria. You’ll find more information, including a map, on http://www.sovraintendenzaroma.it/i_luoghi/roma_medioevale_e_moderna/fontane/fontana_in_piazza_pietro_d_illiria. I haven’t seen the movie though.

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