Columns and Fountains and Obelisks

Just a few of the fountains, columns and obelisks in the city...

Nicola Salvi and Pietro Bracci
Fontana Trevi, 1762

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1667, Elephant obelisk base
The Egyptian obelisk was discovered during nearby excavations.
Piazza della Minerva, in front of Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Berberini, 1642

Marian Column, Colonna della Pace,
column is from Basilica di Massenzio, 312AD
In Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore.

The Piazza with Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Andrea Sansovino
Fontana della Navicella, 1518
in front of Basilica di Santa Maria in Domnica della Navicella

Giacomo della Porta, Fontana del Pantheon, 1575
Piazza della Rotonda

Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his workshop,
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fountain of the Four Rivers, 1651AD
Piazza Navona

View more photos of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi here

Bernini, Fontana del Moro, Fountain of the Moors, 1653
Piazza Navona

Giacomo della Porta, Fontana del Nettuno, Fountain of Neptune, 1574
Piazza Navona

Luigi Poletti, Colonna della Immacolata, Column of the Immaculate Conception, 1857
Statue of Mary atop column by Giuseppe Obici
Ancient Corinthian column discovered in 1777 during nearby excavations.

Moses, Isaiah, King David and Ezekiel on the base of the column
Each figure by different sculptor:  Jacometti, Revelli, Tadolini, Cario Chelli respectively

Pietro Bernini, Fontana della Barcaccia, 1629
Piazza di Spagna
Pietro Bernini was the father of Gian Carlo Bernini

Colonna di Marco Aurelio, 180AD,
depicts his wars with the Marcomanni

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