Fontana delle Naiadi, Rome
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La fontana delle Naiadi al centro della piazza è opera del palermitano Mario Rutelli (bisnonno dell'ex sindaco di Roma Francesco Rutelli), che ha scolpito il gruppo artistico nel 1901. Le naiadi rappr... read more »The fountain of the naiads in the middle of the square is the work of Mario Rutelli from Palermo (great-grandfather of former Mayor of Rome Francesco Rutelli), which has carved the artistic group in 1901. The naiads represented are the nymph of the Lakes, recognizable by the Swan holding him, the nymph, reclining on a monster of rivers, the nymph of the oceans, riding on a horse symbol of the sea, and the nymph of groundwater, resting on a mysterious Dragon. In the middle is the Group of Glaucus (1912), symbolizing the Dominion of man over natural force. The water comes from the aqueduct of acqua Marcia, among the most famous of Rome; in fact, Pius IX had previously opened here in 1870 the fountain of the Acqua Pia. The bronze statues of the naiads, or rather Nereids, are unfortunately today full of limescale which make it impossible to see their bronze Majesty. Too badshow original
The fountain in this square was originally the fountain of the Aqua Pia commissioned in 1870. Completed in 1888, it originally showed four chalk lions. These were then replaced in 1901 with sculptures... read more »
Красивый фонтан в центре площади Республики. Вечером ещё красивее, хотя собственной подсветки не имеет. Приятно после жаркого июльского дня, отдохнуть в кафе рядом.A beautiful fountain in the center of the square of the Republic. In the evening, even more beautiful, while private has no backlight. Nice after a hot July day, relax in a café nearby.show original
Obviously not as grand as the famous Trevi Fountain, but it was under construction when I was visiting Rome. So I visited here instead.
Gabriele ReverberiVery nice. Advice to see you in the evening, because of atmospheric lighting.show original
Pietro CusmanoBeautiful! Especially at nightshow original
Pablo Paoluccialways remember her fondly since it was the first place to which we went on our first trip to Romeshow original
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