Fontana di Piazza d'Aracoeli, Rome

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The fountain in the Piazza d'Aracoeli is a fountain in Rome (Italy), located at the base of the Capitoline Hill, in the little square with the same name.

It is one of the first and simplest of Renaissance fountains that would embellish the city. Two circular basins, capture the water, the top ringed by children pouring water from jugs, while above them is the heraldic symbol of the papal family. Commissioned by Pope Sixtus V in 1589, the fountain was designed by Giacomo della Porta and constructed by Andrea Brasca, Pietro Gucci and Pace Naldini. In front of the fountain, once stood the facade of Santi Venanzio e Ansovino, razed and now replaced with by the roads and park-space near the Altare della Patria.
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  • This lovely fountain is located in the square where its name comes from, at the foothills of Capitoline Hill, where the church of the same name is located. Pope Sixtus V commission Giacomo della...  more »
  • I’d say this fountain is good for a nice photo opportunity with the “wedding cake” in the background but that’s about all its good for. Pretty boring  more »
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  • Fountain at foothills of Capitoline Hill where the Basilica d'Ara Coeli is located. Pope Sixtus V instructed Giacomo della Porta for project by 1589. First and simplest of Renaissance fountains. It holds many bus stops and gives a nice view of several landmark buildings ( Altare della Patria, Palazzo Venezia, Museum Capitoline, Basilica .....)
  • A small fountain that has as its background the Altar of the Fatherland. Every fountain, from the smallest to the largest, has its history always very interesting as all the stories of ancient Rome and even this fountain is no less. If you take a walk there, stop and look at this small fountain, which is often ignored.
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