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Botticella Fountain

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by Virginia Alimenti (subscribe)
Freelance journalist based in Rome and covering European affairs with a passion for sports, photography, exhibitions, good food, fashion in the City of Seven Hills. For more details you can see also https://wordpress.com/stats/insights/foodforthought257.w
Published January 13th 2017
If you are in Rome walking along the streets which link Piazza Sant'Augusto Imperatore with the streets symbol of luxury shopping, you could find a very characteristic and funny fountain. As you can see in the photo above, fresh water spouts from the mouth of a chubby guy in a large shell and finally ends up in a semicircular basin below wedged between the rocks.

The funny fountain - which is named Fountain of Clement XIV or Botticella - was carved in a niche created in 1774 in the heart of Rome where today you can see many shops of famous Italian and international brands
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