Piazza Aracoeli Fountain Rome
History and description
The fountain was created by Giacomo Della Porta during the reign of Pope Sixtus V Peretti. The actual work was carried out by Andrea Brasca, Pietro Gucci and Pace Naldini.
It is characterized by four putti pouring water from amphorae into a basin below. This basin is now circular, but was oval until a restoration in the 19th century.
The Santi Venanzio and Ansovino Church that used to face the fountain was destroyed in order to create space for a new road.