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Fontana di Nettuno

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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About Fontana di Nettuno

A beautiful fountain in Rome at the northern end of Piazza Navona. The monumental complex was designed in 1574 by Giacomo della Porta, who had also designed the basin of the Fontana del Moro. The work was sponsored by Pope Gregory XIII. The fountain was used as a washbasin for laundry and market goods as well. It bears an image of Neptune, god of the sea, fighting with an octopus together with the sea nymphs.


Attractions near Fontana di Nettuno

Piazza Navona0.07km from Fontana di Nettuno

Piazza Navona is one of the largest and most beautiful piazza squares in Rome with three impressive fountains, including la Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi with its large obelisk at the center. The baroque church of Sant'Agnese in Agone provides an impressive backdrop. Defined as a public space in the last years of the 15th century, when the city market was transferred there from the Campidoglio, Piazza Navona was transformed into a highly significant example of Baroque Roman architecture.

Fiumi Fountain0.09km from Fontana di Nettuno

The Fountain of the Four Rivers is also known as The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi and is located in the Piazza Navona in Rome. The fountain was an important source of potable water for the locals before the days of indoor plumbing, but even more importantly it was a grandiose monument to the power and glory of the pope and his family.

Sant'Agnese in Agone0.11km from Fontana di Nettuno

The fanciful church of Sant'Agnese in Agone is a Baroque blend of masters. The powerful Pamphili family built the structure on the site of an earlier medieval church, to display their prestige. Fronting the grand piazza, it's an impressive church and unmistakable.  The church is a titular deaconry, with Gerhard Ludwig Müller being the current Cardinal-Deacon. As well as religious services, the church hosts regular classical concerts in the Borromini Sacristy, from sacred Baroque works to chamber

Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi0.25km from Fontana di Nettuno

A majestic museum in Rome that has a collection of paintings, photographs, etchings, clothes, and furniture, charting the history of Rome from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. The collections initially included 120 water-colours by the nineteenth-century painter Ettore Roesler Franz of Roma sparita, "vanished Rome", later moved to the Museo di Roma in Trastevere.

Pantheon0.35km from Fontana di Nettuno

The Roman Pantheon is the monument with the greatest number of records: the best preserved, with the biggest brick dome in the history of architecture, and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship. It is the most copied and imitated of all ancient works. It was built in 27-25 BC by the magistrate Marcus Agrippa in order to commemorate the victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the battle of Actium. Later this original temple was burned down in 80 AD. It was then completely

St Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica0.46km from Fontana di Nettuno

The basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is a basilica in Rome located in the Pigna district, in Piazza della Minerva, near the Pantheon. The basilica also houses the remains of Catherine of Siena, proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 1970, and of the mystical painter Beato Angelico, proclaimed "Universal Patron of Artists" in 1984, as well as a valuable fresco by Melozzo da Forlì.

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Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.