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Fontana del Nettuno di Piazza del Popolo

Typology: Fountains

Address

Address: Piazza del Popolo
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)

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Description

The fountain of Nettuno (Neptune) is placed in the Western hemicycle of Piazza del Popolo on the side towards the Tiber river. It consists of a circular travertine pond that supports a large Tiburtin shell, above which a small cup collects the water that pours from the wall. The fountain is crowned by a group designed by Valadier and sculpted by Giovanni Ceccarini (1822-1824), representing Neptune with two tritons leaning on dauphins at his feet.
Last checked: 2014-04-02 17:12