Anna Perenna Fountain Rome

The Fountain of Anna Perenna was discovered in 1999 during excavations for an underground parking lot at the corner between the Piazza Euclide and the Via G. del Monte in the Parioli district of Rome.

Anna Perenna Fountain Rome

Address, opening hours and admission

Fontein van Anna Perenna Rome
Fonte di Anna Perenna

Address: Via Guidubaldo Del Monte, snc – Rome (tel. +39 06 39967700 for mandatory reservations). Admission: 4,50 Euros + 2 Euros reservation fee. Opening hours: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Call the above number for the exact times, which are flexible.

History and description

The excavations, between 6 and 10 m deep, unearthed the ruins of a rectangular fountain. Inscriptions indicated that the monument was built to honour the Roman Goddess Anna Perenna.

The feast for this Goddess too place on the Ides of March (March 15). This festival is supposed to have involved lots of wine and sex.

The fountain is thought to date back to the 4th century BC and was in use until the 6th century AD.

Behind the fountain a cistern was found, containing various objects that were used for religious rituals and probably had voodoo-like functions.

These objects can now be seen in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Terme di Diocleziano).

Via Guidubaldo Del Monte, snc – Rome

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