Where would the Margutta fountain be if not in Via Margutta , the artists' street? It was designed by the architect ... More
Fontana degli Artisti
Where would the Margutta fountain be if not in Via Margutta , the artists' street? It was designed by the architect Pietro Lombardi in 1927 as part of a series of fountains that were supposed to improve the appearance of the city and to replace the unattractive cast-iron fountains. Ornamentation on the fountain is in the form of artists' tools: brushes, callipers, palettes and easels. The two masks from which the water gushes into small square tanks are rather curious. They have contrasting expressions, one cheerful and the other sad, and are supposed to represent the contrasting fortunes of artists.
This little fountain, somewhat hidden behind the flocks of scooters that surround it, was dubbed Babuino because of the ugliness
of the statue that represents a Sileno with his bagpipe. It was erected during the papacy of Gregory XIII ...
The Navicella fountain is situated in front of the Chiesa di Santa Maria in Domnica in Celio. It was erected
by Pope Leon X around 1520. Its design was based on a pre existing boat found near the Colosseum ...
The Fontana dei Tritoni by Francesco Bizzaccheri is located in the Boario Forum, in a grassy space in front of
the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, situated between two ancient temples known respectively as the Temple of Male ...