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Fontana Dei Dioscuri, Rome

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  • At the entrance of Place Quirinale, Dioscouri's fountain (Dioscuroy, Dioscuri), which is built with obelisk, is a fountain inspired by the twin brothers of the equestrian twins, enshrined in the Temple of Castres and Pokoks, where three pillars remain in the Forolomaro. This brother is also the origin of the constellation Gemini, but race? The myth full of brotherhood that overcame the difference (human beings and gods even though they are twins) is transmitted. However, in this sculpture the twins (Dioscuoli, the same face left and right, so identical twins?) It seems to be expressed only as a virtuoso of equestrian.
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  • This fountain is in Piazza del Quirinale next to the Palazzo del Quirinale, the official residence of the President of Italy. It is an OK looking fountain set in an OK Piazza. The fountain was recreat...  more »
  • If the Dark Gods on Capitol Hill guard the city, it is logical to think that the extraordinary marble complex, once the entrance of the baths of Constantine, are now the bulwark of the nation, since they strictly guard, without ever dismantling, the entrance Presidential Palace. Recently restored show their classic beauty, closing a small square but equipped with one of the largest views in the world. It is also worth the visit on the occasion of the change of the complete guard, when the exchange is not only of the two soldiers at the entrance but there is complete change of body.
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  • Another beautiful fountain, that called the Dioscuri, elegant in its beautiful white marble forms, is located in Rome, in the center of the Square of the Quirinale, in front of the entrance of the palace. The fountain, also called the Fountain of Monte Cavallo, of imperial age, coming from the Baths of Constantine and depicting the twins Castore and Polluce, the Dioscuri, who hold their horses for the reins.
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  • Some hints on the Fountain of the Dioscuri. From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. The Fountain, so-called, of the Dioscuri is located in Rome, in the center of the square of Quirinale, opposite the entrance of the palace. History and Description Finished in 1587 the restoration and the restoration of the ancient Alexandrian aqueduct, called "Happy Water" by the name of Pope Sixtus V, to the Happy century Peretti, under whose pontificate the work was finished, as had been done in Precedence for the Aqua Virgo, work began for an underground secondary branching of the duct, in order to ensure the water supply of the areas of the Viminal and Quirinal Hills, then poorly served, and came accordingly The building of a certain number of fountains was also planned. After the terminal exhibition of the aqueduct, designed by his brother Giovanni, was entrusted to Domenico Fontana the realization of that post in front of the summer residence of the pontiff (the Palazzo del Quirinale, in fact), whose yard was, at the time, still open . In The square was, coming from the nearby baths of Constantine, the imposing marble group of the Dioscuri (but, according to a recent interpretation, it would be a sculptural group of the THIRD century D. C. Representative Alessandro Magno young man with his Indomitable Bucefalo horse in double version), composed of two male figures who restrain their horses (probably copies of Greek originals), turned towards the site of the ancient Baths (the beginning of the current via Nazionale). The Fountain ordered the restoration, transported them in a more central position in the square, in order to close the scenery of the long via Pia (the current Via Del Quirinale and via XX Settembre) and turned them so that they were facing the palace, then placed the new fountain to The feet of the group, placed on a high pedestal. It was a four-sided bathtub, at the centre of which a pillar supported a basin from which the water was precipitated. The structure, partly taking up the model of the Laportiano, rested on three steps, at the highest level was placed a further narrow underground bath that surrounded the main one. In the second half of the SEVENTEENTH century Pope Alexander VII thought of transferring the fountain to Piazza Santi Apostoli, but the project was not put in place, as well as that, at the beginning of the EIGHTEENTH century, conceived by Pope Clement XI, to replace the entire work with the Column Antonina, recently discovered in Piazza Montecitorio. Only in 1782 Pope Pius VI carried out a project to reset the entire square, in which he also found a new structure of the fountain, commissioned to the architect Antinori: The block of the Dioscuri (?) was separated and the two groups rotated so as to be among them at right angles; In the middle was raised one of the two obelisks adorning the tomb of the Emperor Augustus, recovered at the base of the sixteenth-century Hospital of San Rocco a Ripetta. The Fountain was dismantled to be replaced with a circular granite bathtub recovered from the area of the "Vaccine Field", the area between the Circus Maximus and the Tiber...
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  • A monumental Element of all respect that contributes to the embellishment of Piazza del Quirinale. The work was begun in 1588 by the architect Domenico Fontana on behalf of Pope Sixtus V. Initially The two large statues from the Temple of the Sun were placed in a aligned position and was placed before them a large octagonal marble bathtub White. In 1783 Pope Pius wanted to complete the work with the Egyptian obelisk recently rediscovered by excavations in Campo Marzio and all the elements were positioned as we see them today. In 1818 the original bathtub was replaced with the huge granite basin coming from the Imperial Forums.
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  • The History of this fountain, placed in Piazza del Quirinale, starts from the SIXTEENTH century, when Pope Sixtus V commissioned it as a embellishment for the Quirinale Palace located on the highest hill of Rome, the seat of its summer residence. Over the centuries there were several modifications and displacements, now presents itself in its majestic beauty, and is composed: • From the gigantic statues (high over five meters) that represent Castor and Pollux who try to govern their horses (they Are roman statues Very ancient from the Baths of Constantine, which copy of original Greeks of the Fifth century B.C.. • At the centre there is an obelisk that is also ancient (coming from Campo Marzio), even if dating uncertain, there being no inscriptions, is a monolith, of red granite, and is almost 15 meters high. • The Last modifications occurred centuries later, with the substitution of the original tank, which in the various displacements was no longer found, with a dark granite (about 25 meters), coming from the Roman Forum, where it was used as a watering hole. In The middle of it there is a small gush of water. To See it as it is now you would not think that this sculptural complex is the result of various elaborations, since the whole is very balanced.
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  • The Didarks, twin brothers Leda's sons (Leda was seduced by Zeus turned into a swan so she does not give birth to two children, gives birth to two eggs) One of them was immortal but did not know which, so when Castor and Pollux defend the honor of their future wives remain h Eride so Castor dies and Pollux survives (Pollux decides to ask his father to "share immortality" with Castor in order to meet his goals which was to defend Rome) Zeus decides to accept Pollux's request but uses the word #compartir so he turnarian the Immortality. The Didarks are Gemini ♋
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