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Fontana del Mascherone

Via Giulia, Rome, Italy
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FOUNTAIN OF THE MASK

We saw this fountain during a nighttime tour of the haunted history of Rome. The fountain is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
Walking along Via Giulia!

When walking in Via Giulia, you'll see this beautiful fountain from 17th century in front of Via... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
toninho_12
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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This fountain is unique and a little bit scary: it's in the shape of a grotesque face.
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  • Average31%
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“orange garden” (2 reviews)
“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Via Giulia, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this fountain during a nighttime tour of the haunted history of Rome. The fountain is located along Via Giulia close to Domus Dei Farnesi, Farnese, the family who commissioned this fountain. It sits in a niche out of the way against a brick...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

When walking in Via Giulia, you'll see this beautiful fountain from 17th century in front of Via del Mascheroni.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017

A stop by the Orange Garden (Gardino degli Aranci) has a small car park at the entry, where you find this almost forgotten treasure. Just adjacent is an old pump style fountain where you can drink the freshest water in Rome.

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

As you start to walk down the Via Giulia from the Ponte Sisto, you will come across this playful fountain. This fountain is named the Fountain of the Big Mask, for obvious reasons. It was commissioned by the Farnese family and was sculpted by Girolamo...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2016

Fontana del Masherone is located on via Giulia, near Palazzo Farnese. The fountain was designed by Giacomo della Porta, in 1570 for the Farnese Family and it was to run off Acqua Vergine, however, water flow was not powerful enough. It was not until the...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Near Giardino Degli Aranci/Garden of Oranges, there is a wall with a marble disc, which forms part of the Fontana del Mascherone di Santa Sabina. The fountain is an antique bath with the disc above, which has a mans face framed by a shell, with...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

This cool fountain at the entrance of the Parco Savello has a fascinating history, But the fountain seems to be ignored and unloved! On recent visit, the bath reservoir was no longer holding water, apparently having sprung a leak. Hope they repair and maintain this...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Its a working fountain like many others in Rome but I wouldn't worry too much about seeing it. Its easy to pass if you're walking from Trastevere to Campo di Fiori.

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Reviewed May 16, 2016

Near the church of Santa Sabina, and at the entrance to the Orange Garden, is this wonderful fountain of a giant, grotesque mask, which spits water into a giant, ancient Roman basin. Well worth a stop to see it (and you can get a drink...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Interesting if you notice it at the entrance of Parco Savello. The position and the surroundings made us miss it when we entered the park, but it caught our interest as we came out. The fountain is made up of two separate pieces: a Roman...More

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