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Fountain in Piazza Mazzini

Fontana di piazza Mazzini foto Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

On the occasion of the arrangement of the central part of Piazza Mazzini, the architect Raffaele De Vico realised the large fountain - inspired by an ancient nymphaeum - which he defined "garden fountain" - with the collaboration of Ermenegildo Luppi for the sculptural parts.

It was completed in 1927 and located in the centre of a circular green area. It is bordered by a small path with a polychrome floor mosaic made of river breccia and adorned with radiant suns, sails, tritons, cornucopias and zodiac signs.

Large and refined, the fountain consists of a large octagonal basin, at the corners of which are placed four imposing columns on bases, surmounted by Roman eagles. Externally, the faces of the bases are decorated with dragons in relief - with an overlying epigraph showing "Acqua Trevi" - pouring water into semicircular small basins. The side facing inwards is part of an articulated structure: a series of five sloping shells pour out water as in a small waterfall; at the base, the shapes of two fantastic animals - from whose mouth comes a gush directed to the centre of the fountain - emerge from the bottom of the basin.

Photo Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali


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Fontana di Piazza Mazzini, Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini
41° 54' 57.4236" N, 12° 27' 51.0192" E


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