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Fontana del Nettuno, Rome

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The Fontana del Nettuno is a monumental fountain located in the Piazza del Popolo in Rome. It was constructed in the 1822-23 at the terminus of a newly built aqueduct, the Acqua Vergine Nuovo. The fountains in the Piazza del Popolo were the work of Giovanni Ceccarini. The Fontana del Nettuno is located on the west side of the square, and shows Neptune with his Trident, accompanied by two Tritons.
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  • It is a fountain on the West side of the Piazza del Popolo. It is confusing too wide Piazza del Popolo, so go quite near the fountain. It feels small is not small fountains!
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  • Located on the West side of the square, opposite the Fontana della Dea di Roma. It was built in 1823 by Giovanni Ceccarini, under project by Giuseppe Valadier. The source shows Neptune with your Pitchfork, accompanied by two Tritons holding dolphins.
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  • Dating back almost 450 years, the basin of the fountain is relatively plain, sculpted from reddish marble, though the shape is an interesting geometric figure. The statues were added in the 19th centu...  more »
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  • nice view
  • Simple fountain features obtained from an ancient sarcophagus ... visually balance its sister company placed beside the police station ...
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  • Marble sarcophagus used as a fountain. Strigillated design, centered on the depiction of a pair of dead.
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  • An arm and a leg in Rome on bottled water. Like all fountains of ice water in his veins, remember..
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  • The fountain is located next to a church very important artistic level!
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