The fountain was built in Ripetta port in 1704 and called the "navigator's fountain" because of its position ... More
Fontana dei Navigatori
The fountain was built in Ripetta port in 1704 and called the "navigator's fountain" because of its position close to the port. It was designed by Alessandro Specchi in an oval form decorated with marine motifs: one can easily make out shells, rocks and two dolphins holding up an enormous shell.Around the middle of the 18th Century, a wrought iron lantern was built on top of the fountain and was used to moor boats at night. When the banks of the Tiber were restructured and the port was destroyed, the fountain was taken to pieces and left in the stores of the local council. It was only in 1929 that the decision was taken to rebuild it in the same area; now it stands in Piazza del Porto di Ripetta on the corner with the riverfront.
The Moro Fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and sculpted by Giovanni Antonio Mari in 1653. Located at the
southern end of Piazza Navona , it is symmetrically opposite the Neptune fountain by Giacomo della Porta, built in ...
Near Via Cola di Rienzo in the district of Prati there is a small, circular and rundown square known as
Piazza Quiriti that has been chosen as a refuge by a number of street people. In the first half ...
Tradition has it that throwing a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain guarantees a swift return to the
world's most beautiful city. Anita Ekberg's dip in it was immortalized in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Earlier Fontana ...