Fontana Paola


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This grandiose fountain, which sends lavishly splashy cascades into an equally grand pool, is fed by water that has travelled 35km (22 miles) through a Trajan-era aqueduct from Lake Bracciano, to the north of Rome. Pope Paul V had Flamino Ponzio and Giovanni Fontana design the fountain for him in 1621, in a bid to out-do his predecessor Sixtus V, who had harnessed a third-century AD aqueduct to supply his Fontana dell'Acqua Felice 20 years earlier. A theatre is housed in the massive chamber above the fountain, offering outdoor performances in summer and an attractive café besides.

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Fontana Paola details

Via Garibaldi

Area Rome

Transport Bus 44, 75, 115, 710, 870

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