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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
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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