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The original is one of the famous tourist attraction in Rome, in 1730 Pope Clemente XII decided to substitute the beautiful fountain planned by Leon Battista Alberti in 1453. Nicola Salvi's plan was chosen and the fountain began to be erected in 1735. It was finished during the papacy of Clemente VIII and inaugurated the 22nd May 1776. The original is imposing at 26 meters of height and 20 meters of wideness, the fountain covers one entire side of Piazza Poli. On the top of it rises the Pope's Coat-of-arms that was carved by Paolo Benaglia. Four of the statues symbolize the four seasons sculpted respectively by Corsini, Ludovisi, Pincellotti, and Queirolo. On the centre there is a big shell-form coach pulled by two sea horses. The two sea horses are driven by two tritons. Here it emerges from the basin a majestic statue representing the ocean. The sculptor of the whole marble group is Pietro Bracci. On the two sides of the niches there are two big statues of Filippo Valle: the Salubrity on the right one and the Abundance on the left one.

Above those two sculptures there is a bas relief representing the legend of Agrippa, according to which the thirsty soldiers of ancient Rome have been salved by virgins who indicated the right place where there was a source of water.

This is where, according to legend, was built the aqueduct. But this is the only legend bound to the fountain. Every year, in fact, millions of tourists follow a magic rite in order to see their desires fulfilled.

They give their backs to the fountain and throw some coins into the basin, symbol of the ocean. According to tradition this gesture should assure people a pleasant return to the Eternal City.

This lovely replica faces towards the street so you can see it easily from the sidewalk.

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: 866-227-5938
Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/casinos/caesars-palace/casino-misc/hotel-overview.html

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2009
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