10 Must See Roman Fountains

The city of Rome has a history of fountains that goes back to the Roman empire. Some of Rome’s fountains are still flowing from the same ancient aqueducts as when they were commissioned. We present our list of ten best loved favorite Roman fountains for you to enjoy with some nearby vacation rentals.  Find them on a map or pin them on Pinterest by clicking on the image. Download the music of The Fountains of Rome by Respighi now to enjoy while reading this or while visiting the fountains!

Triton Fountain by Bernini. Piazza Barbarini
Triton Fountain by Bernini in Piazza Barbarini. Completed 1642.

Where to stay nearby:  Sabini Sistina,  Angelina, Zegno

Fountain of Moses
Moses Fountain, Domenico Fontana 1588
The Fountain of the Naiads
Fountain of the Naiads in Piazza della Repubblica. Completed 1888
La Baraccia at the base of the Spanish Steps
La Barcaccia* at the base of the Spanish Steps by Bernini in 1627.

*La Barcaccia is currently being restored, August 2014.

Where to stay nearby:Angelina, Renata, Ginevra

The Fountain of the Turtles in Piazza Mattei
The Fountain of the Turtles in Piazza Mattei.  Originally by Tadeo Landini in 1588 this amusing the fountain gets its name from the tortoises that were added during a rennovation nearly a half century after the fountain was constructed.

Where to stay nearby: Danza

The Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona
The Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1651.

Where to stay nearby: PasquinoRomulus

The Fountain of Moors. Piazza Navona
The Fountain of Moors. Piazza Navona. Central figure by Bernini in 1653.
Fountain of Neptune. Piazza Navona
Fountain of Neptune. Piazza Navona by Giacomo della Porta. 1574
The Trevi Fountain by Bernini (under repair as of May 2014)
The Trevi Fountain by Bernini (under repair as of May 2014) Completed 1762.
Lion Fountain. Piazza del Popolo
Lion Fountain. Piazza del Popolo. Designed by Giovanni Ceccarini in 1822

Where to stay nearby: FlaminioBellinaOrlando

What is your favorite fountain? How many have you visited?

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