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Fontana di Piazza Nicosia, Rome

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The Fontana di Piazza Nicosia is a fountain in Rome, Italy, is the first of the modern fountains of Rome. It is located in the square with the same name.

Built in 1572 after the re-activation of the Acqua Vergine aqueduct, it was designed by Giacomo della Porta, and was originally located in the Piazza del Popolo around the obelisk.

In 1823, however, after the fountain was judged to be too small for the size of the piazza, Giuseppe Valadier designed a new fountain for the Popolo, that consisted of four mini-fountains of lions surrounding the obelisk, that can be seen today, and the fountain was moved to its final position in the Piazza Nicosia. Of the original fountain, however, only the large octagonal marble basin is original; the upper baluster and display bowl was a later construction.

The original design included four Tritons, however, once sculpted, they were judged to be too large for the size of the basin, and so became part of the Fontana del Moro.
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  • With so many fountains in Rome, they can’t all be superstars. There really is no reason to seek out this one.  more »
  • Rome is full of these piazzas with fountains. Well this one is not too impressive. Built in the 16th century in Renessance style.  more »
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  • The Fontana del Trullo was designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1572. Today it is located in Nicosia Square, it was placed here in 1950 (after having stayed for several years disassembled in the warehouses of the municipality). Very nice is the octagonal basin, elevated by two steps of the same shape, is the only original part left, the rest are reconstructions. Fortunately it is protected by an area of respect bounded by balusters, connected with iron bars. Unfortunately the vehicles parked around and the small size of the square do not give the right prominence to the opera.
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  • Beautiful Fountain by Giacomo Della Porta, with Summit waters candelabra, hot water fall and nest upper circular collection. No longer valued and nurtured as it once but, if you do not know and do not study the city, this now will be the result.
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