OBELISCO & FONTANA DEI DIOSCURI

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Piazza del Quirinale, 00187 Colle Quirinale/Collis Quirinalis · Trevi, COLLI EST, Italy

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Historic Obelisk

The Fontana dei Dioscuri is the fountain set opposite the Palazzo del Quirinale. The original fountain, which no longer exists, was commissioned by Pope Sixtus V in 1588.

In 1818 a new fountain, which can be seen today, was commissioned by Pope Pius VII and was designed by Raffaele Stern using an ancient granite Roman shell that had been found in the 16th century supported on top of a large basin. It was sited in front of the two statues with the obelisk between them.

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OBELISCO & FONTANA DEI DIOSCURI

Piazza del Quirinale
00187 Colle Quirinale/Collis Quirinalis · Trevi,
District: COLLI EST, Italy

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OBELISCO & FONTANA DEI DIOSCURI, Piazza del Quirinale, 00187 Colle Quirinale/Collis Quirinalis · Trevi, District: COLLI EST, Italy

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