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Fontana di Piazza Farnese, Rome

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The Fontana della Piazza Farnese is one of the two identical decorative fountains located in the Piazza Farnese, in front of the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Italy. They were placed in the Piazza in the 16th century.

The granite stone basins of the fountains are believed to come from the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. The emblems on the upper part of the fountain are those of the Farnese family, and the builder of the Palazzo, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, later Pope Paul III.
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  • Piazza Farnese is a beautiful open square with 2 old wonderful fountains . The fountains were made by Cardinal Farnese in the 17th century using two huge Roman baths probably from the Caracalla...  more »
  • These fountains, relocated from Palazzo Venezia, were part of the decoration of Terme di Caracalla and placed in the current location in 1621. The emblems on the upper fountain are those of the...  more »

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