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Fontana Barcaccia, Rome

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Fountain Tourist Spot
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  • Fontana Barcaccia aka Fountain of The ugly boat ... Is a beautiful statue at the bottom of the Spanish steps Its all pedestrianised so walkings a must! You can fill your water bottle up from the water...  more »
  • I only came for the Spanish Steps, and found this quirky fountain at the base. People used the small steps to it for seating, some crossed a small platform to setup photos, it's different  more »
  • This little fountain is located at the foot of the Spanish Steps; it was completed in the early 1600’s. It depicts a half sunken boat, which according to Roman legend actually occurred in the late 150...  more »
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  • This is the spot to sit and watch the world go by. A lovely area with always something to look at. Cool down with the water from the fountain and relax. Big police presence here and don't put your feet in the fountain or you will get a very cross police officer giving you an ear full.
  • Love sitting around this. Be careful trying to get water as parts are very slippery. Had someone fall in when we were there. Actually the same happened the last time i was there too. Maybe its just me.
  • It's a fountain w some history.... cool but nothing crazy.
  • Fontana della Barcaccia is one of the best sightseeing fountains in a city full of those!
  • Next to the Spanish stairs. Very nice composition of Square , stairs and Fontaine. And don't forget to buy an ice cream for the full enjoyment! 🙃

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