Address: Piazza Mincio
Zone: Quartiere Trieste (Roma nord)
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The fountain of the Rane (Frogs) was designed in 1924 by the architect Gino Coppedè. It is placed at the centre of the quarter designed by him and named after him. Already according to the commentators of the time, the work was intended to be a tribute to Bernini’s fountains and actually the low level of the pond and the well-structured lively composition are features that remind us of those works. The fountain consists of a quadrilobed base on which a round central basin rests. It presents a complex tangle of masks and figures in the centre supporting a valve of a shell on which a huge frog is placed. Eight frogs pour thin jets of water from the edges of the basin.
Last checked: 2010-07-12 4:01