Fontana dei Navigatori, Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 41° 54.276 E 012° 28.506
33T E 290574 N 4642267
Quick Description: in front of the church of San Rocco
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 12/28/2010 4:40:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMACWY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 10

Long Description:
Using marble and travertino stone, the fountain was comission by pope Clemente XI (fam. Albani), and designed by Alessandro Specchi in 1704. It is fed by the Acquedotto Felice water source.

It is decorated with a sea shell, and two dolphins. It was originally placed on the urban port of Ripetta, the latter destroyed when the river banks have been rebuilt in 1870.

From it's original location, it has been moved several times, and now located in front of the San Rocco church. A lantern was placed on top to facilitate the navigation by night.

this fountain is also known as
Fontana del Porto di Ripetta
Fontana dei Naviganti
Fontana Clementina
Fontana di San Rocco
Web Link: Not listed

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