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Fontana Dei Dioscuri, Rome

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  • The Fontana dei Dioscuri is the fountain situated opposite the Palazzo del Quirinale,which is the official residence of the President of Italy.. In 1818 a new fountain, which can be seen today, was co...  more »
  • The obelisk is one of five ancient roman obelisks, originally from the Mausoleum of Augustus, found its way to Quirinale square in the late 1700's. The huge statues are actually twins from mythology, ...  more »
  • During a family walk a few days ago I stumbled quite by chance in changing of the guard at the Quirinale and we got to admire again this fountain, whose most interesting in my opinion is the beautiful Roman tub He was taken to the Campo Vaccino where he positioned water trough function here in 1818 when the fountain was finished If this review did you like, you can read my other for Rome (and others) and I'm glad a click on: is it useful? Thanks:)
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  • Beautiful view of Rome, you can have fun chasing Castor and Pollux from the Capitol to the Eur ...
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  • The charm of the Dioscuri silhouetted against the blue sky in the Piazza del Quirinale is undeniable. Roman copies of Greek originals, attributed to Phidias and Praxiteles, found an initial placement on the Hill under Sixtus V along with a large fountain, which shows dell'acquedotto Felice, named after the Pope, and an obelisk from the mausoleum of Augustus. The present layout dates back to the late ' 700 under Pius VI.
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  • The fountain of "Rosskopf", called the "Dioscuri", represents the strength of classical art. Commissioned by Papa Sisto V, were placed on a plinth copies of two Greek (4th century), statues of Castor and Pollux; the Centre was added an obelisk from the Mausoleum of Augustus finally in 1818, at the foot of the two giants (over 5 and a half metres), was ordered a beautiful marble circular tank from campo Vaccino (Roman Forum). Beautiful!
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