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Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, Rome

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The Fontana dell'Acqua Paola also known as Il Fontanone ("The big fountain") is a monumental fountain located on the Janiculum Hill, near the church of San Pietro in Montorio, in Rome, Italy. It was built in 1612 to mark the end of the Acqua Paola aqueduct, restored by Pope Paul V, and took its name from him. It was the first major fountain on the right bank of the River Tiber.
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  • We have been there many times. It is a 'staple' of the Janiculum Hill, it is a 'must stop by' if you are in the area, just to take a selfie or to enjoy the belvedere and the stunning view of Rome. It....  more »
  • Not as showy as some of Rome's other fountains, but grand in its own way. It's up the hill outside Gianicolo park, and I don't think I'd make a special visit if I didn't happen to be passing.  more »

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