This massive early 17th Century Baroque fountain was built to celebrate the re-opening of an old Roman aqueduct. Water played an important role in this area in Roman times as the grain was milled here using water mills.
Via Garibaldi, 00153 Roma, Italy
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Fontana dell'Acqua Paola and Nearby Attractions on Map
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