Rome is the city of fountains. With over 2000 fountains in all, Rome has more fountains than any city in the world. In Rome you will find some of the most famous, spectacular and artistic fountains.
Famous Italian composer Ottorino Respighi wrote Fontane di Roma (1916) or The Fountains of Rome, his first orchestral work in the famous “Roman trilogy”.
This romantic music could provides a perfect background to the relaxed atmosphere around the Roman fountains.
Fontana dell’Acqua Paola (main picture) it the monumental baroque fountain was the first fountain on the left bank of the Tiber. It was supposedly built (1610-1612) by Flaminio Ponzio and Giovanni Fontana by orders of Pope Paul V, who wanted to mark the end of Trajan’s Paolo Aqueduct.
The unforgettable opening scene of the Italian Oscar winning movie La Grande Bellezza or The Great Beauty (2013) is filmed at the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola. This fountain was also inspiration for Fontana di Trevi.