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Fontana dell'acqua Felice

Piazza San Bernardo, Rome, Italy
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Stunning Architectural Fountain

Stunning monumental fountain wall which marks the end of a restored aqueduct. Also known as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holmes-Jen
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Durban, South Africa
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In fact original fountains in Rome where ending points of aqueducts, providing water for citizens... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
mWrite
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Helsinki, Finland
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The Fontana dell'Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses, is a monumental fountain located in the Quirinal eDistrict of Rome, Italy. It marked the terminus of the Acqua Felice aqueduct restored by Pope Sixtus V. It was designed by Domenico Fontana and built in 1585-88.
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Piazza San Bernardo, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning monumental fountain wall which marks the end of a restored aqueduct. Also known as Fountain of Moses. Water flows from the statues into basins where four lions are spouting water. (A good drinking water supply). The fountain is also a political statement of how...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

In fact original fountains in Rome where ending points of aqueducts, providing water for citizens. This one dates to 16th century, to 1587 to be precise and was built by pope commemorate completing aqueduct. We found this accidentally as looking for a dinner place.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This fountain -Fontana dell'acqua Felice is located on Piazza San Bernardo and is also called Fountain of Moses. Worth seeing it.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Pope Sixtus V. Whose real name was Felice Peretti. The design that looks like a Triumphal arch was built to commemorate the completion of the aqueduct (Acqua Felice), that provided the neighbourhood with fresh water. It is indeed a very striking fountain. The four Egyptian...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

A really gorgeous fountain on a very busy plaza. It's a monumental fountain like the Trevi Fountain in a completely different setting. Unlike the Trevi Fountain there's really nowhere to stand to take your selfie, but on the other hand you can literally walk into...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Fontana dell'acqua Felice is a great monument to Water, built in the 16th century! Well, perhaps, celebrating water. Italy, it seems, has or had, huge volumes of fresh water, which explains the hundreds of fountains everywhere. Fontana dell'acqua Felice was connected with a vast aqueduct...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This fountain, on the Via XX Settembre was constructed to mark the arrival of fresh water to this part of Rome in the late 16th century. It is striking, not least because of it's closeness to the footpath, which means that Moses (and Aaron and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

The fountain is also called the Fountain of Moses, It is a monumental fountain located in the Quirinale District of Rome. It is designed as a blind triumphal arch with three large niches. In the central niche stands a large statue of Moses, flanked on...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of fountains in Rome and this one is worth a visit if you're in the area. We were lucky as our hotel (Moses Fountain) was IN this fountain. So for a week, this was the front of our home. The fountain itself...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is one of the major fountains in Rome but is differentiated by the the fact that it is not in an open space such as a piazza. It is a wall fountain and sits next to buildings on a footpath and is quite imposing....More

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