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Fontana dell'Acqua Paola

Via Garibaldi | Gianicolo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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“pope paul v” (10 reviews)
“janiculum hill” (13 reviews)
“white marble” (6 reviews)
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Via Garibaldi | Gianicolo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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"pope paul v"
in 10 reviews
"janiculum hill"
in 13 reviews
"white marble"
in 6 reviews
"via garibaldi"
in 5 reviews
"la grande"
in 5 reviews
"spanish embassy"
in 4 reviews
"nice fountain"
in 4 reviews
"centro storico"
in 3 reviews
"opening scene"
in 2 reviews
"panoramic view of rome"
in 2 reviews
"built over years ago"
in 2 reviews
"emperor trajan"
in 2 reviews
"bring water"
in 3 reviews
"borghese family"
in 2 reviews
"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"taking pictures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Toward the Gianicolo’s southerly end is the Acqua Paola fountain, an enormous Baroque fountain built in 1612 by Pope Paul V. It is made from stone and marble taken from the Forum of Nerva; while the granite columns were taken from the St. Peter’s Basilica...More

Thank Maggi713
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Stumbled across this really cool fountain on the way up to Piazza Garibaldi. Located on a somewhat busy corner road, you had to be careful getting photos as you pretty much had to stand in the road or across the street to photograph. Definite must...More

Thank TDakin
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola construction started as a commission by Pope Paul V in 1600 (you can see the papal crest at the top center), this fountain was part of the plan to bring water to this area of the city. The big fountain (“Il Fontanone”)...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited the fontana when we walked the Janiculum hill. Highly recommended in sunrise and sunset..

Thank Vasilios P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the fountain as part of a longer walk along the top of the hill. It is worth seeing whether the water is running or not. Be careful of the traffic though.

Thank seenewplaces2015
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Very nice fountain on Janiculum hill. There are also excellent views of the city from here. However, it's on a busy road so be careful of the traffic when taking pictures.

Thank 234worldtraveler567
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This exceedingly beautiful fountain is really a work of art. Amazing sculpture and the enormity of the monument will leave you feeling humbled and awe struck. As told by our guide this fountain was built in 1612 to mark the end of the Acqua Paola...More

1  Thank SanjayBijlani
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola is a large and panoramic fountain in a really lovely setting. Those 17th century popes knew what they were doing, by having all these fountains constructed! You can get some spectacular views from this spot. Worth a visit if you are a...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Worth the hike up a steep hill to visit a beautiful and QUIET fountain in Rome. Lovely in the heat to dip your toes in the water to cool down. The view over Rome is great. Much prefer this to Trevi or any other fountains...More

Thank Ella_Jones688
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Pros: Fontana dell'Acqua (Italian for Water Fountain) is a gorgeous location far removed from tourists high atop Janiculum Hill with sweeping views of Rome. The skyline doesn't translate in photographs, but it is fantastic in person as you gaze over the walls of the elite...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
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