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Fontana del Mascherone, Rome: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  Fountana del Mascherone - Via Giulia
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  • Fountana del Mascherone - Via Giulia - Rome
      Fountana del Mascherone - Via Giulia
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  • Fountana del Mascherone - Spoletto - Rome
      Fountana del Mascherone - Spoletto
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Walking on Via Giulia toward the Tiber from Rome center just after we pass under the extraordinary vine covered bridge (another off the beaten path tip) built by the family Farnese, we find the Fontana del Mascherone (the Big Mask - do we wonder why it is so named?). Everyone agrees that this is one of the more bizaare monuments of Rome - and it does have a twin (not an identical twin - but a twin no less) in Spoletto (photo 2).
Another of the Farnese family gifts to Rome, no one seems to know who sculpted it - or at least no one in history cared to own up to the questionable artistry. It is said that the Farnese's had wine flowing from the fountain during their more notable soirees.

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  • Written Jul 6, 2006
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