Fontana del porto di Ripetta, Rome

3.2
#1961 of 2,926 in Things to do in Rome
Fontana del porto di Ripetta is located in Rome. Arrange to visit Fontana del porto di Ripetta and other attractions in Rome using our Rome trip planner.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Fontana del porto di Ripetta
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Fontana del porto di Ripetta Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
18 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Stroll we stopped in this area for some rest. The fountain is interesting, but I didn't really understand the context. Then I realized it was moved from its original location.
    View original
  • Fontana del Porto di Ripetta is located on Piazza del Porto di Ripetta, where it was moved in the early 20th century due to work to strengthen the banks of the Tibra and the construction of embankments... The creator of the fountain, sculptor Alessandro Spetski, in 1706 originally placed the fountain in the port of Ripetta, using for the construction of the travertine Colosseum, formed during the destruction of three arches of the Flavia Amphitheatre in an earthquake on February 3, 1703 ...
    View original
  • It is a fountain in a small square near the bridge of Cavour over the Tiber River. The fountain of about seven or eight meters in diameter is not filled with water, but it was just like an oasis in the hustle and bustle, and it was a good place to sit lightly and take a break.
    View original
Google
  • Worth seeing, along with dozens of other fountains throughout Rome.
  • My husband and I hung out here on the first night of our honeymoon. We just happened upon it while roaming around. Great place to people watch. The fountain lights up beautifully at night!
  • The fountain is beautiful and well inserted in the urban context. Unfortunately uneducated ignorant abandon their waste in the tub and also on its edge. On the ground all around the fountain, bottles and cans of beer testify to the Incivilta ' and ignorance.
    View original
  • This Fountain (year 1704), is located, in Ward IV (Campo Marzio), in the Square of the Port of Ripetta. The Port of Ripetta (opened in 1704) was an important place for the city, as both goods and travellers arrive by river. The place was very beautiful with large marble bleachers that led from the quay to the mainland (among other things, some marbles fell from the Colosseum in the earthquake of 1703). For embellishment had been placed the fountain that today we can admire and two columns that were used as a hydrometer where the levels of the floods are indicated from 1495 to 1750 (with the name of the Pope and the date). With the construction of the Tiber wall, the port was gradually dismantled and the fountain and columns were dismantled and stored in municipal warehouses. It was not until the early 1930s that the columns and fountain (although with significant changes from the original one) were glued near where they had been designed. The Fountain, once very important since it was used by the workers of the port to quench its displeasure is currently not working. It consists of a circular step at the edge of land, where a large basin is placed, with a pronounced edge, at the center of which is placed a smaller curled basin, inside which is a rocky element enriched with a play of vulves and dolphins. As a splendour there is a wrought-iron artifact in which a star hangs. NOTE: FONTANE TO ROME The fountains in Rome, are one of the characteristic elements of the eternal city, there are those who say that it is the city with the most fountains in the world. They have been an important element since ancient Rome, today beyond the typical cast-iron fountains called "nasoni" (about 2000), there are very beautiful ones located in the most different places, such as villas, squares, streets, courtyards and more. Some were made by the greatest artistic geniuses of all time, a name on tuti Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The importance they have in urban furniture is also evidenced by the admiring looks of tourists and the fact that they also have the social utility of queuing after perhaps a long walk in the sun. NOTE: Paintings of Rome Disappeared This place (the fountain and the surrounding panorama), is part of those painted by the Great Painter Ettore Roesler Franz in the series of "Rome Disappeared", 120 watercolors the size of about 50 x75, made between 1878 and 1896. The artist with these representations, wanted to save the image of ancient and popular places of Rome that already at that time were disappearing, thanks to him so we can get the idea of how the city still showed itself in the nineteenth century. This beautiful collection (now 119 paintings are available) is present in the "Museum of Rome in Trastevere" in Piazza di S. Egidio.
    View original
  • The fountain is beautiful and well inserted in the urban context. Unfortunately uneducated ignorant abandon their waste in the tub and also on its edge. On the ground all around the fountain, bottles and cans of beer testify to the Incivilta ' and ignorance.
    View original
Places to stay near Fontana del porto di Ripetta

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Rome

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Rome

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Rome

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Rome

4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Rome

View all >
2.4
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Rome

3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h

Plans in Rome by other users

24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM QATAR December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Eastern Europe, Western Europe & Central Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, culture, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans