Acqua Paola Fountain

Local nameFontana Dell'Acqua Paola
LocationRione XIII Trastevere, Rome, Italy

One of the most beautiful fountains in Rome, this marble fountain, located on the top of the Janiculum Hill, was the first major fountain to be built on the right side of Tiber. Its form served as an inspiration for the later Trevi Fountain.

Its construction was completed in 1612 by Pope Paul V. Borghese. This is why there is an eagle and a dragon at the top of the fountain, the animals from the Borghese family crest. Some of the materials used for the works on the fountain came from other major sights in Rome, like the Temple of Minerva.

An entire piano piece was devoted to it by a musical composer Charles T. Griffes it, called "The Fountains of Acqua Paola." Interestingly enough, Griffes never saw the fountain himself as he has never been to Rome in his life.

Tags FountainHistorical
Download Download See more
Rome: 3.5-Hour Segway Tour of Trastevere from 88 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana_dell'Acqua_Paola

Address Via Garibaldi, 00153 Rome, Italy

Coordinates 41°53'19.824" N 12°27'51.377" E

Tours and activities: Acqua Paola Fountain

Rome: 3.5-Hour Segway Tour of Trastevere

Instant confirmation
from 88 USD

Rome by Night on Segway

Instant confirmation
from 72 USD

Rome: Fountains and Squares Small-Group Walking Tour

Skip the line
Instant confirmation
from 36 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now