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Fontana dell'acqua Felice

Piazza San Bernardo, Rome, Italy
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A great monument

Fontana dell'acqua Felice is a great monument to Water, built in the 16th century! Well, perhaps... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
Dramatic, historic ... and allegorical

This fountain, on the Via XX Settembre was constructed to mark the arrival of fresh water to this... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
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The Fontana dell'Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses, is a monumental fountain located in the Quirinal eDistrict of Rome, Italy. It marked the terminus of the Acqua Felice aqueduct restored by Pope Sixtus V. It was designed by Domenico Fontana and built in 1585-88.
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Piazza San Bernardo, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Fontana dell'acqua Felice is a great monument to Water, built in the 16th century! Well, perhaps, celebrating water. Italy, it seems, has or had, huge volumes of fresh water, which explains the hundreds of fountains everywhere. Fontana dell'acqua Felice was connected with a vast aqueduct...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This fountain, on the Via XX Settembre was constructed to mark the arrival of fresh water to this part of Rome in the late 16th century. It is striking, not least because of it's closeness to the footpath, which means that Moses (and Aaron and...More

Thank UlsterFryNo1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The fountain is also called the Fountain of Moses, It is a monumental fountain located in the Quirinale District of Rome. It is designed as a blind triumphal arch with three large niches. In the central niche stands a large statue of Moses, flanked on...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of fountains in Rome and this one is worth a visit if you're in the area. We were lucky as our hotel (Moses Fountain) was IN this fountain. So for a week, this was the front of our home. The fountain itself...More

Thank sootica6
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is one of the major fountains in Rome but is differentiated by the the fact that it is not in an open space such as a piazza. It is a wall fountain and sits next to buildings on a footpath and is quite imposing....More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Outstanding antique fountain located at a very busy road. To admire this fabulous fountain, I suggest two angles: up close, so you can see all the fine details; and across the street, so you can see and appreciate the full beauty of the sculptures of...More

1  Thank herr0yalmajesty
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A very unique structure. Walked by it twice at night and couldin't figure what this sculpture represented. Went by it by day and discovered this was a fountain of Moses. This fountain was built to mark the restoration terminus of the Aquaduct Felice in the...More

1  Thank Della G
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

You can miss this as its on a side of a building by a busy road. Stunning architecture and the detail is amazing. Not a great photo opportunity though. Great place to see some scooters though! Parking opposite it you see.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The aqueduct Acqua Alexandrina, built 3rd century AD, (it later became Acqua Felice), was restored by Pope Sixtus V in 1587. He commissioned Domenico Fontana to create a fountain to celebrate the completion of the restoration. The fountain was inaugurated 1587 and was still incomplete....More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was not something i was expecting, we turned the corner off of via settembre and there it was in all its glory built into the side of a building. at its center there is a huge statue of Moses and at the front of...More

Thank Betsian
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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