Fountains of Rome – Fontana di Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese FountainFontana della Piazza Farnese, Detail, Rome, 2012

One of the best features of Rome are the many fountains.  There seems to be an endless supply of water in the Eternal City much of it still arriving via ancient aqueduct to some of the most spectacular fountains in Europe.

Two of my favorite fountains are an identical pair located in Piazza Farnese which are made of granite bathtubs believed to come from the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla.  I spent many an afternoon in the piazza  watching the light filter through  the water.

Fontana di Farnese, Rome, 2012

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