Fountains in Rome worth photographing

Discover the most beautiful fountains in Rome: from the famous Fontana di Trevi, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and Fontana della Barcaccia to small and charming fountains in Italy’s capital.

For each of these fountains in Rome from this page of The Travel Bunny’s free Rome travel guide, you will find:

  • the name of the fountain;
  • a short description of each fountain;
  • address, map location, and public transport information to see these beautiful fountains in Rome.

Fontana dei Dioscuri

Fontana dei Dioscuri is located in Piazza del Quirinale. Across from it, you can see Palazzo del Quirinale, the residence of Italy’s president.

Fontana dei Dioscuri
Address: Piazza del Quirinale, 00184 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 40, 60, 64, 70, and 170 stop near the Fontana dei Dioscuri.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana del Moro

Fontana del Moro

Fontana del Moro is located in Piazza Navona, together with Fontana del Nettuno and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. It represents an African man wrestling with a dolphin.

Fontana del Moro
Address: Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 30, 70, 81, 87, 492, and 628 stop close to Fontana del Moro.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana del Nettuno

Fontana del Nettuno

Fontana del Nettuno is located in Piazza Navona, on the opposite side of Fontana del Moro. In the past, it was known as Fontana dei Calderari. That is because it was near a small alley stuffed with the blacksmith workshops, who also made pots, pans, and other metal objects.

Fontana del Nettuno
Address: Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 30, 70, 81, 87, 492, and 628 stop close to Fontana del Nettuno.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana del Pantheon

Fontana del Pantheon

Giacomo della Porta designed this fountain in Rome at the order of Pope Gregory XIII. Sculpted by Leonardo Sormani, the Fontana del Pantheon is today admired by travelers from all over the world who come to see the Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda.

Fontana del Pantheon
Address: Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line A can take you to the nearby Barberini station.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana del Tritone

Fontana del Tritone

Fontana del Tritone is located in Piazza Barberini. Featuring Triton, the god of the sea, this fountain in Rome was sculpted by Bernini at the order of Pope Urban VIII.

Fontana del Tritone
Address: Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: The subway station Barberini is located by Piazza Barberini. Buses 52, 53, 61, 62, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 492, and 590 also stop near Fontana del Tritone.


Fontana dell’Acqua Felice

Designed by Domenico Fontana, this fountain in Rome marks the end of the Acqua Felice aqueduct. It is also known as the Fountain of Moses.

Fontana dell’Acqua Felice
Address: Piazza di S. Bernardo, 00185 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 61, 62, 85, 492, and 590 stop close to Fontana dell’Acqua Felice.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

Located at the Trastevere end of the Passeggiata del Gianicolo, Fontana dell’Acqua Paola is also known as Il Fontanone (or the big fountain). Made out of white marble taken from the old Temple of Minerva, Fontana dell’Acqua Paola makes a great background for photos, surpassed maybe only by Fontana di Trevi.

Fontana dell’Acqua Paola offers one of the best views of Rome. It is also one of the favorite backdrops for wedding photos in Rome.

Fontana dell’Acqua Paola
Address: Via Garibaldi, 00153 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Bus 115 stops within walking distance of Fontana dell’Acqua Paola.


Fontana dell’Adriatico

Located in Piazza Venezia, the Fontana dell’Adriatico features a statue that symbolizes the Adriatic sea.

Fontana dell’Adriatico
Address: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Tram 8 and buses 30, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, and 119 have stops close to Fontana dell’Adriatico.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana della Barcaccia

Fontana della Barcaccia

In the center of Piazza di Spagna, just below the Spanish Steps, there is the beautiful Fontana della Barcaccia. Unlike other fountains in Rome, La Barcaccia has water gently pouring out of it, because the water pressure in this area was too low at the time to do it otherwise.

The ingenious Fontana della Barcaccia was designed by the Berninis (father and son) at the order of Pope Urban VIII.

Fontana della Barcaccia
Address: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway station Spagna is right next to Piazza di Spagna. Bus 119 can also take you within walking distance of Fontana della Barcaccia.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana della Dea di Roma

Fontana della Dea Roma

Fontana della Dea di Roma is one of the three fountains of Piazza del Popolo. Representing the Goddess Roma, she stands underneath Terrazza del Pincio.

Fontana della Dea Roma
Address: Piazza del Popolo, 16, 00187 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Bus 119 stops close to Piazza del Popolo. The subway station Flaminio is also within walking distance of Fontana della Dea Roma.


Fontana della Tartarughe

Fontana della Tartarughe was designed by Giacomo della Porta, between 1581 and 1584, for the Mattei family. Later on, another sculptor, who some say was Bernini, added the turtles that try to reach the fountain. And that’s how this fountain got its name.

Fontana della Tartarughe
Address: Piazza Mattei, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Bus 63 can take you a few streets away from Fontana della Tartarughe.


Fontana delle Api

Located in Piazza Barberini, the smaller Fontana delle Api is usually overlooked by travelers whose gazes are stolen away by the imposing Fontana del Tritone. Sculpted by Bernini, it is also decorated with bees, the symbol of the Barberini family.

Fontana delle Api
Address: Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: The subway station Barberini is located nearby. Buses 52, 53, 61, 62, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 492, and 590 also have stops close to Fontana delle Api.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana delle Naiadi

Fontana delle Naiadi

Mario Rutelli unveiled this stunning fountain in Rome in the year 1901. Featuring four nude water nymphs around a fisherman wrestling a fish, it was considered scandalous by many locals at that time.

Fontana delle Naiadi
Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: The subway station Repubblica is right across the street from Fontana della Naiadi. Buses 64, 70, 82, 85, 170, 590, and 910 also stop close to this fountain.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Probably the second most famous fountain in Rome, after Fontana di Trevi, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi stands tall in the center of Piazza Navona. Designed by Bernini, it represents the rivers Gange (Asia), Danube (Europe), Rio dela Plata (Americas), and the Nile (Africa) around an obelisk engraved with the names of emperors Domitian, Titus, and Vespasian.

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Address: Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 30, 70, 81, 87, 492, and 628 stop within walking distance of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi.


Fontana di Piazza dell’Aracoeli

With a simple design, Fontana di Piazza dell’Aracoeli is one of the first Renaissance fountains in Rome.

Fontana di Piazza dell’Aracoeli
Address: Piazza d’Aracoeli, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 30, 46, 51, 80, 81, 83, 85, 87, 118, 160, 170, and 628 stop in the vicinity of Fontana di Piazza dell’Aracoeli.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Photo by Lalupa [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Fontana di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Located in Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, this fountain is placed right in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Thought to be the oldest fountain in Rome, Fontana di Santa Maria in Trastevere is a gathering spot for both locals and travelers in the evenings. Musicians also play their guitars on the fountain’s steps.

Fontana di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 23, 280, and 780 have stops close to Fontana di Santa Maria in Trastevere.


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Beautiful fountains in Rome: Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

Last, but certainly not least, there is Fontana di Trevi, a must-see for all travelers coming to Rome.

Raised 1732 by Nicola Salvi, Fontana di Trevi marks the end of the Acqua Vergine aqueduct. It became famous thanks to the many films it was featured in, the most memorable one being La Dolce Vita, where Anita Ekberg bathes in Fontana di Trevi, and the movie Three Coins in a Fountain, which started the tradition of throwing a coin in Fontana di Trevi to return to the Eternal City.

Learn more about the Acqua Vergine aqueduct by visiting the nearby Vicus Caprarius — The Water City.

Fontana di Trevi
Address: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line B and buses 75 or 85 will take you within walking distance of Fontana di Trevi.