The fountain was designed and built in 1627-29 by Pietro Bernini, father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Fontana della Barcaccia, Rome

The fountain was designed and built in 1627-29 by Pietro Bernini, father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The fountain was designed and built in 1627-29 by Pietro Bernini, father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The fountain celebrates the fact that before high walls were built along the banks of the Tiber Rome often used to flood. Once the waters were so high that a boat ended up in the square.


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About Fontana della Barcaccia

 Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma, Italy

 +39 06 0608

Fontana della Barcaccia and Nearby Sights on Map

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) is a monumental Baroque stairway of 135 steps, built with French funds between 1721-1725 in the heart of Rome

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