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25 Nov 2016
“FOUNTAIN WITH A MISTAKE IS STILL LOVELY”
12 Aug 2015
“Book Fountain!”
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Via degli Staderari, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This fountain was created by architect Pietro Lombardi, (1894-1984) who won a competition in 1926 to install fountains into various quarters, (rione) of the city, they were all completed by 1927. Each fountain represents an historical element to the rione. La Fontana dei Libri is...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

On our way to the Palazzo Madama, we passed this lovely fountain. The fountain was constructed in 1927 in travertine following the designs of Pietro Lombardi for the quarter of St. Eustachio, and it is for this reason that the district symbol of a deer's...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2015

The Fontana dei Libri (Fountain of the Books) is located in between Piazza Navona and Piazza della Rotonda (where the Pantheon is). The fountain is whimsical, featuring several giant books, said to be a reference to the University della Sapienza. In between the books is...More

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five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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