Fontana del Fiocco - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.834 E 012° 28.830
33T E 291052 N 4643286
Quick Description: The Fontana di Fiocco, also known as the Fontana di Aesculapius, is located in Piazzale del Fiocco, in the Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome, Italy.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 10:25:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T7T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The fountain was designed by Luigi Canina and built later between 1830 and 1834 to create some interest at the end of the long oak-lined avenue that leads into the park from Piazzale Flaminio. The fountain is composed of a basin with pieces of rocks. It is surmounted by a triumphal arch adorned on the sides by two draped female statues leaning against the pillars. There was once a statue of Aesculapius under the arch. At the top of the arch is an eagle, heraldic symbol of the Borghese family. A copy of the Aesculapius statue that replaced the original in 1986 is now in the Museum Pietro Canonica, also in the Villa Borghese Gardens.

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