Fontana di Piazza d'Aracoeli

Local nameFontana di piazza dell'Aracoeli
LocationRione X Campitelli, Rome, Italy

The fountain in the Piazza d'Aracoeli is a fountain in Rome, located at the base of the Capitoline Hill, in the little square with the same name.

It is one of the first and simplest of Renaissance fountains that would embellish the city. Two circular basins, capture the water, the top ringed by children pouring water from jugs, while above them is the heraldic symbol of the papal family. Commissioned by Pope Sixtus V in 1589, the fountain was designed by Giacomo della Porta and constructed by Andrea Brasca, Pietro Gucci and Pace Naldini. In front of the fountain, once stood the facade of Santi Venanzio e Ansovino, razed and now replaced with by the roads and park-space near the Altare della Patria.

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Address 12 Piazza d'Aracoeli, Roma 00186, Italy

Coordinates 41°53'40.06" N 12°28'51.553" E

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