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Fontana del Mascherone

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Fountain of the Big Mask

Located on Via Giulia behind the Farnese Palace is this 17th century fountain of the Big Mask. The... read more

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Fontana del Masherone is located on via Giulia, near Palazzo Farnese. The fountain was designed by... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
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This fountain is unique and a little bit scary: it's in the shape of a grotesque face.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Via Giulia, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located on Via Giulia behind the Farnese Palace is this 17th century fountain of the Big Mask. The fountain is attached to the wall and the water flows from the mouth of the mask into a small shell shaped container.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We saw this fountain during a nighttime tour of the haunted history of Rome. The fountain is located along Via Giulia close to Domus Dei Farnesi, Farnese, the family who commissioned this fountain. It sits in a niche out of the way against a brick...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

When walking in Via Giulia, you'll see this beautiful fountain from 17th century in front of Via del Mascheroni.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank toninho_12
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A stop by the Orange Garden (Gardino degli Aranci) has a small car park at the entry, where you find this almost forgotten treasure. Just adjacent is an old pump style fountain where you can drink the freshest water in Rome.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 14 March 2017

As you start to walk down the Via Giulia from the Ponte Sisto, you will come across this playful fountain. This fountain is named the Fountain of the Big Mask, for obvious reasons. It was commissioned by the Farnese family and was sculpted by Girolamo...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Fontana del Masherone is located on via Giulia, near Palazzo Farnese. The fountain was designed by Giacomo della Porta, in 1570 for the Farnese Family and it was to run off Acqua Vergine, however, water flow was not powerful enough. It was not until the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Near Giardino Degli Aranci/Garden of Oranges, there is a wall with a marble disc, which forms part of the Fontana del Mascherone di Santa Sabina. The fountain is an antique bath with the disc above, which has a mans face framed by a shell, with...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This cool fountain at the entrance of the Parco Savello has a fascinating history, But the fountain seems to be ignored and unloved! On recent visit, the bath reservoir was no longer holding water, apparently having sprung a leak. Hope they repair and maintain this...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Its a working fountain like many others in Rome but I wouldn't worry too much about seeing it. Its easy to pass if you're walking from Trastevere to Campo di Fiori.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Colin S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Near the church of Santa Sabina, and at the entrance to the Orange Garden, is this wonderful fountain of a giant, grotesque mask, which spits water into a giant, ancient Roman basin. Well worth a stop to see it (and you can get a drink...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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