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Fontana del Facchino

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Address: Via Lata, 00186 Rome, Italy
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One of Rome's unique and scenic fountains from the 16th century.

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LOVELY LITTLE TUCKED AWAY FOUNTAIN

Fontana del Facchino/Fountain of the Porter is a lovely little fountain, which could be easily overlooked, or dismissed. The fountain is located in Via Lata, just around the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fontana del Facchino/Fountain of the Porter is a lovely little fountain, which could be easily overlooked, or dismissed. The fountain is located in Via Lata, just around the corner from Via del Corso and forms part of a wall belonging to Palazzo de Carolis, which is the Bank of Rome. It was originally located in Via del Corso and moved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

One of the things I enjoy the most about Rome is all the Piazza's with interesting sculpture's and fountains. This one is of a porter holding a barrel with water coming out of the barrel. It's in between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon so it's easy to stop and check out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Rome is an amazing city - it seems like there is a surprise around every corner.... this fountain is one of those surprises. I wouldn't say it is a highlight of a visit to Rome, but it adds to the overall experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

This amusing fountain is one of the famous "talking statues" of Rome (the statues "talked" when people posted letters on them, anonymously criticizing the Pope, local big shots, etc.) The Porter is just off Via del Corso (on a little alley), and he is a portly man in a droopy cap carrying a cask of water (perhaps wine), which streams... More 

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