Fountains have been in Rome for over 2000 years, providing both drinking water and decoration. In 98 AD Rome had nine aqueducts which fed 39 fountains.
Today, Rome has more than 2000 fountains. These vary from the monumental fountains to the tiny. Here are 20 of the most beautiful fountains in Rome.
How could I not start with this renowned Baroque-style fountain? It’s a true artwork, consisting of Carrara marble statues and sea reefs made from travertine.
This fountain in Piazza Mattei features bronzed turtles jumping off its top level.
The wonderfully named Fontana Della Barcaccia is located in Piazza di Spagna and can be seen from the Spanish Steps.
These four late Renaissance fountains are located at the crossing of Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale.
This beautiful fountain in the Testaccio area of Rome was designed by Pietro Lombardi.