"Fontana Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna" Fontana della Barcaccia Tip by Willettsworld

Fontana della Barcaccia, Rome: 6 reviews and 10 photos

 
 

The fountain (Fontana Barcaccia) at the bottom of the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna was designed by Bernini's less famous father, Pietro in 1629, commissioned by Pope Urban VII Barberini. The fountain was built as a memorial of the flooding of the Tiber, whose waters reached the foot of the Pincio.

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  • Written Jul 26, 2005
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