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Fontana dell'Acqua Paola

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Via Garibaldi | Gianicolo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 26 November 2014

Situated at the top of the Via Garibaldi and close to the Gianicolo Hill it´s a really stunning spot of Rome which was discovered lately by tourist who head there after having seen the film The Great Beauty. Before that really few tourists headed there....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

However you've climbed to get to the top of trastevere, it's relaxing to sit a while on one of the stone benches opposite this fountain and stare at it's clear blue waters, which look so inviting on such a hot day as today.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

It is huge and just on the street. Rome can surprise you everywhere. After the fountain you will find one of the best view of Rome.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I saw this fountain in a movie (un grande bellize) and always wanted to visit In the movie it appeared so much bigger as did the surrounding piazza- in real life was beautiful, the water icy cold, the piazza is actually a street, and it’s...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

2  Thank Maggi713
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
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

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

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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.

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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
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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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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