Friday, 19 December 2014

The Fountains Of Rome

You can't stroll through Rome without running into a few famous fountains. Plenty of places to pitch a Euro.

How about starting at the mighty Piazza Navona? In the center, you'll find the Fontana die Quattro Fiumi, an impressive work by Rome's favorite go-to guy for sculpture, Bernini.

A figure from the fountain, symbolizing one of the four great rivers of the world.

Speaking of Bernini, how about his nice, little addition to this fountain? Fontana dell Tartarughe, a 16th century work restored by Bernini, so named because of the turtles he added.

Mighty Trevi, overflowing with tourists. Exit through the gift tables.

You don't need to go tourist when seeing fountains in Rome. Head into a random back courtyard of an apartment building and get lucky. And you might see a live turtle!

Like we said, you might see a live turtle.

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