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La Fontana del Colosseo, Rome

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  • To the right as you exit the Metro station, the fountain sits, facing the Colosseum, ignored by most. If you focus on the sound of the water, it can drown out the sound of the crowd — the visitors...  more »
  • This is just another fountain, but nothing really to be excited about. It is quite simple, consisting of a kind of sarcophagus-like marble container with a couple of cherubs and a lion's head at the.....  more »
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  • Fontana del sarcophagus Piazza del Colosseo in front of the Colosseum, Rione Monti side, there is a Roman sarcophagus, with interesting bas-reliefs, placed on the wall next to the entrance to the underground station Colosseo stop, the sarcophagus now used as a Fontana, is located in the center of three arches of the retaining wall of the ancient hill Velia. The sarcophagus of the Roman age that stands on three steps and two supports of travertine; On the front side there are two winged putti that support a medallion in which is depicted the half bust of a man togato, partially worn. Below the medallion are two other putti and small animals; Two young men about to leave the scene. Above the sarcophagus is placed a leonine head in whose mouth is inserted a cinnamon in galvanized iron from which the water jet escapes.
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