4 Walking tour of Rome including some of the finest pieces or sculpture of Maestro Gianlorenzo bernini.Includes the trevi fountain , piazza navona , the triton and piazza di Spagna
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We had an awesome day with Claudio our driver. He collected us promptly and took care to find out what we expected to get from our trip and made sure that he exceeded these expectations. He called ahead to book a trusted private tour guide who was waiting for us on our arrival in Pompeii - he was fantastic! And then we drove on to Sorrento, stopping at various places on the Amalfie Coast to take photographs and then we had a late lunch in Il Positano, before returning to Rome. Travelling with two young daughters, it was a long day trip, but memorable - and we all thought it was our best day of our week-long holiday to Rome.
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Date published: 02/20/2016
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RMW-02 FOUNTAINS OF ROME

This tour features a guided walking tour of 4 hours through the MOST IMPRESSIVE FOUNTAINS OF ROME. Being, the capital of the Empire, it had the largest complex of aqueducts anywhere, feeding great number or cubic meters daily to the City from 11 aqueducts. Today, water reaches our houses under pressure: we turn on the tap, and out it comes. In other words, water today is stored until it is needed. , this was impossible with aqueducts, which delivered their water day in, day out. Much of it went into two kinds of conspicuous display, namely the great baths, and fountains.The tradition of the fountain, reborn during the Renaissance, survived and prospered; and the desire to make a show involving sculpture, rocks, water, and even cascades - usually called the mostra survives with it. The first fountains we will visit are located in Piazza navona.it is the most animated suare in Rome , beloved both by the romans and the visitors. Three splendid fountains decortae the piazza. The fontana del Moro at the south designed by Giacomo della Porta.The central Fountana Dei Quattro Fiumi is the masterpeice of Berninis career. Each river god represents a continent(Gange for Asia, danube for Europe, nile for Africa and Rio de Plata for Americas.At the north side of the piazza is Fontana del Nettuno designed by Giacomo della porta in the 16 th century. Of all of ancient Rome’s great buildings, only the Pantheon (“All the Gods”) remains intact. It was built in 27 B.C. by Marcus Agrippa and reconstructed by Hadrian in the early 2nd century A.D.In front of teh pantheon is a fountian on the model of Giacomo della porta (1575), surmounted by an obelisk of Rameses the Great. Proceed to the Amazing Trevi Fountain.It was built by the architect Salvi in 1735 and decorated by several artists of Berninis school. It is the front of a large palace decorated with statues and bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks. The fountain is not only celebrated for its excellent water but for the legend that whoever throws a coin in the fountain, will return to Rome. Next is la Barcaccia fountain in Piazza di Spagna .In a city famous for its fountains, this one stands apart from the others because it lacks the ambition and grandeur of the others. Instead of great crashing torrents, the water flows out at a leisurely gurgle. No one is sure exactly what the fountain is supposed to honor. It is the form of a half-sunken ship with the water flowing out of it. Pope Urban VIII commissioned the fountain, and reopened an ancient aqueduct in the 17th century, providing water to this otherwise parched area. Last stop will be the Fountain of the Triton.It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII. It is Berninis first work of this genre but it already shows the characteristics of his later fountains. Gian Lorenzo Bernini brought the fountain sculpture from the villa to the city, from the natural to the social setting. With him, the sculpture is conceived in relation to the water, to its ceaseless flow, to its shape and course, and thus it becomes one of the "symbolic forms" of the Baroque. The Triton Fountain is composed of four dolphins whose tails mesh together to support an enormous shell on which stands a muscular triton blowing for all he is worth into a conch. The intention behind the fountain was to create a water display that would provide an architectural reminder of the water supply provided by the Acqua Felice acqueduct commissioned by Urban VIII. What the Pope needed was a water supply for his new residence and the surrounding area. Bernini invested this practicality with a symbolic dimension.

RMW-02 FOUNTAINS OF ROME
Duration: 4 Hours
Location: Rome (Italy)

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This tour features a guided walking tour of 4 hours to discover ROME'S MOST IMPRESSIVE FOUNTAINS. Being the capital of the Empire, Rome had the largest and most complex aqueduct system in the ancient world. 11 separate aqueducts supplied the city and were built over a span of 500 years. When water reached Rome it flowed into enormous cisterns (castella) maintained on the highest ground. These large reservoirs were connected to a vast network of lead pipes and everything from public fountains, baths and private villas could tap into the network, sometimes provided a fee was paid. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the aqueducts were wrecked or fell into disrepair, and the fountains stopped working. The tradition of monumental fountains, reborn during the Renaissance, survived and prospered and the desire to make a show involving sculptures, rocks, water, and even cascades - usually called the mostra survives with it.

The first fountains we will visit are located in Piazza Navona. It is the most vivid square in Rome, beloved Romans and visitors alike. Three splendid fountains decorate the piazza. The Fontana del Moro (Moor Fountain) at the south designed by Giacomo della Porta.The central Fontana Dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers ) is Bernini's masterpeice. Each river god represents a continent Gange for Asia, Danube for Europe, Nile for Africa and Rio de Plata for Americas. At the north side of the piazza there is Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) designed by Giacomo della Porta in the 16th century.

Of all of ancient Rome's great buildings, only the Pantheon (a temple dedicated to all Roman Gods) remains intact. Built in 27 B.C. by Marcus Agrippa and reconstructed by Hadrian in the early 2nd century A.D, the Pantheon has been enormously influential on the major architects from the Renaissance through to the 19th century. The Piazza della Rotonda in front is beautifully ornated by a 16th century fountain surmounted by an Egyptian obelisk constructed by Pharaoh Ramses II for the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis.

Proceed to the amazing Trevi Fountain. It was built by the architect Salvi in 1735 and decorated by several artists of Bernini's school with beautiful statues and bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks. The fountain is not only celebrated for its excellent water but for the legend that whoever throws a coin in the fountain, will return to Rome.

Next we will stop at La Barcaccia Fountain in Piazza di Spagna. In a city famous for its fountains, this one stands apart from the others because it lacks the ambition and grandeur of the others. Instead of great crashing torrents, the water flows out at a leisurely gurgle. No one is sure exactly what the fountain is supposed to honor in its shape of a half-sunken ship with the water flowing out of it. Pope Urban VIII commissioned the fountain, and re-opened an ancient aqueduct in the 17th century, providing water to this otherwise parched area.

Last stop will be the Fountain of the Triton. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII. It is Bernini's first work of this genre but it already shows the characteristics of his later fountains. Gian Lorenzo Bernini brought the fountain sculpture from the villa to the city, from the natural to the social setting. With him, the sculpture is conceived in relation to the water, to its ceaseless flow, to its shape and course, and thus it becomes one of the "symbolic forms" of the Baroque. The Triton Fountain is composed of four dolphins whose tails mesh together to support an enormous shell on which stands a muscular triton blowing for into a conch. The intention behind the fountain was to create a water display that would provide an architectural reminder of the water supply provided by the Acqua Felice acqueduct commissioned by Urban VIII. What the Pope needed was a water supply for his new residence and the surrounding area. Bernini invested this practicality with a symbolic dimension.

Highlights:

- Trevi fountain
- Fountains of Piazza Navona
- La Barcaccia at the Spanish Steps
- Triton Fountain

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- Please dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulder.

- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.

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