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Barcaccia Fountain, Rome

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  • This wasn't very crowded. Nestled at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, there was a wall of marble to sit and rest on. The best part was I could fill my bottle up with water right from the spout of the ...  more »
  • I have to warn visitors who want to have an icecream in Barcaccia, Piazza di Spagna 65. It was our first stop for icecream on Roma. You pick the icecream, nowhere prices, you step in the line for cash...  more »
  • Beautiful fountain in the shape of a boat, made by Bernini and with waters from the roman virgin aqueduct below the steps Trinity of the Mountains, stands out for beauty and forms of production According to tradition or legend the Boat-shaped realization is inspired by a small boat that was shipwrecked right here in the sixteenth century following the most disastrous flood And rupture of the tiber embankments suffered by Rome
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  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned by the pope to design a fountain for the middle of Piazza di Spagna. He had to overcome an engineering challenge: the pressure of the water led by the aqueduct was too low in that point. With a stroke of genius, he chose to have a semi-sunken ship, which is also a symbol of the prosperity of Rome in his age.
  • In the almost centre of this piazza is a great fountain of a boat, well decorated and sculpted, in front of the most popular gathering place, the Spanish steps. The detail of the motives, emblems and shields on the boat, is a work of art, amazing.
  • The best €15 I’ve spent on two ice creams, but also the only €15 I’ve spent on two ice creams. No prices for gelato on display (that we could see, anyway) in order to give visitors to the Spanish Steps a surprise after ordering.
  • The ice-cream cost 12 euro. No special at all and you was not allowed to seat.
  • This fountain in a shape of boat is at the bottom of the Spanish steps. It is designed by Bernini. Translation in English is - ugly boat.
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