This photo of the Fountain of Neptune is part of one of the panoramic images found on the PanoramicEarth.com Tour of Rome. There are over 100 images taken from around
This image is of The Fountain of the Neptune found at the north end of Piazza Navona in
The original plan was to set the fountain with tritons and large masks, but the project was never completed and the fountain, un-named at the time, became known after the tradesmen working in the area – Fontana dei Calderai (Fountain of Coppersmiths / Biolermakers). Thus it remained for about 300 years.
In 1878, after the unification of
Piazza Navona was built originally as a 30,000 seater stadium by Domitian, and the square still holds it’s original shape. Most people enter near the central point, and are welcomed by the
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