Fountain of the Winged Victories Rome

The Fontana delle Vittorie Alate, or “Fountain of the Winged Victories” can be found on the Viale Goethe in the Villa Borghese park in Rome.

Fountain of the Winged Victories Rome

It consists of an ancient Roman sarcophagus with carvings depicting garlands of fruit and the winged victories the fountain is named after. On top of the sarcophagus there is a sculpture of a mask with a dolphin on each side.

The mask was made by the sculptor Della Porta and spits water into the basin below.

The fountain of the Winged Victories was placed in the park towards the end of the 19th century after having been taken away from the Piazza della Rotonda. There were another three fountains in the Piazza della Rotonda, but their present whereabouts is unknown, although thought to be in one of the city’s warehouses.

Viale Goethe – Rome

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