Fontana di Piazza Farnese

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Fontana della Piazza Farnese

The Fontana della Piazza Farnese is one of the two identical decorative fountains located in the Piazza Farnese, in front of the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Italy. They were placed in the Piazza in the 16th century.

The granite stone basins of the fountains are believed to come from the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. The emblems on the upper part of the fountain are those of the Farnese family, and the builder of the Palazzo, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, later Pope Paul III.

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  • Michael Wittmer, Wilhelm Molitor (1866). Rom: ein Wegweiser durch die ewige Stadt und die römische Campagna. Pustet. p. 87.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

Coordinates: 41°53′41″N 12°28′15″E / 41.89472°N 12.47083°E / 41.89472; 12.47083