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Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Old Boat)

ImageFontana della Barcaccia ia a Baroque fresh-water fountain in Rome in the Piazza di Spagna, just below the Spanish Steps. Its shape resembles a half sunken ship with water spilling from its sides.The fountain is the work of Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Water flows out unhurriedly from this fountain, giving the visitor a sense of peace and tranquility. Legend goes that before the river walls on Tiber were built at the end of the 19th C, the river quite often flooded the city .Once after the flood waters withdrew, a boat was left behind.

Address: At the bottom of the Spanish Steps. 


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