Fountains and Piazzas in Rome

Piazza Trinita dei Monti, at the top of the "Spanish Steps".  Note the Egyptian obelisk with hieroglyphs.

Piazza Spagna, at the bottom of the "Spanish Steps", with the "Fountain of the Old Boat", by Pietro Bernini (father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini), 1627-1629.


Column of the Immaculate Conception   see Wikipedia article (in Italiano)

Trevi Fountain. A design was drawn by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1629.  The project never proceeded until 1732 under Nicolo Salvi, then continued under Pietro Bracci, completed in 1762 under Giuseppe Pannini. Tradition has it that if you toss a coin over your shoulder into the fountain, that you will return to Rome.  The coins are collected daily, for charities.



The Pantheon, built around 100 AD, has the largest dome ever built of unreinforced concrete.  There are several notable tombs within, including Kings Vitorio Emanuel II and Umberto I. 

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(see Pantheon Castel Sant Angelo Capitoline Museum page for more Pantheon pictures)

Piazza della Rontunda and Fontana del Pantheon, in front of the Pantheon entrance


Piazza Della Minerva, with "Elephantino" statue, with an Egyptian obelisk. Pantheon behind in the second photo.


Piazza Navona, "Four Rivers Fountain", designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, dates to 1651.  Note the Egyptian obilisk with hieroglyphs.

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buskers in the piazza

Musical buskers in the piazza -- they were pretty good!


Fontana del Moro with a basin and four Tritons sculpted by Giacomo della Porta (1575) to which, in 1673, Bernini added a statue of a Moor, or African, wrestling with a dolphin (also in Piazza Navona) [Wikipedia]


Piazza Di Republica with Naiadi Fountain


Piazza Colonna is a piazza at the center of the Rione of Colonna in the historic heart of Rome, Italy. It is named for the marble Column of Marcus Aurelius which has stood there since 193 CE. The bronze statue of Saint Paul that crowns the column was placed in 1589, by order of Pope Sixtus V. [Wikipedia]


This fountain was designed by the architect Giacomo Della Porta and constructed by the Fiesole sculptor Rocco Rossi between 1575 and 1577 [Wikipedia]


Triton Fountain, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1642-1643, Piazza Barberini


Pyramid of Cestius, built 18-12 BC, and Porta San Paolo, both incorporated into the city wall

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Piramide Metropolitana (subway) station

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