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Fontana del Mascherone

Via del Mascherone, Rome, Italy
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Walking along Via Giulia!

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

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Playfull Fountain!

As you start to walk down the Via Giulia from the Ponte Sisto, you will come across this playful... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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This fountain is unique and a little bit scary: it's in the shape of a grotesque face.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average43%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mask” (5 reviews)
Via del Mascherone, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

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

Thank toninho_12
Reviewed 15 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

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 7 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

1  Thank KTGP
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.

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This fountain is off the beaten path but well worth seeing if your in the area. Enjoy seeing these mask fountains around Italy.

Thank HowieEmbry
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This fountain might not seem like much but it is located on amazing little quaint street Via di Santa Sabina and next to a nice church and really close to the amazing keyhole view of the St. Peter’s Cathedral – Buco della Serratura Priorato dei...More

Thank RonanJordi
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Mask Fountain on the Via Giuilia just off the Tiber River near the Ponte Sisto and just behind the Palazzo Farnese is one of those off-the-beaten path sights you will want to see. This rather bizarre fountain was made in 1626 by combining two...More

2  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Located on via Giulia, the fountain is on the street with free access. Not the impressive though but nice to check. Located near by Villa Farnesina so if you are already there - check it out.

1  Thank Vladimir K
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Fontana del Mascherone is an unusual fountain on Via Giulia, near the Farnese Arch. The large and almost scary mask dribbles water from its mouth, which runs into a shell-shaped basin, then into a larger pool. The fountain is topped with a flour de...More

2  Thank SpanishStepsApt
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
Nearby Restaurants
Punto Gelato
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.16 km away
Ristorante Campo de Fiori
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Hostaria Farnese
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L'Angolo Divino
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.13 km away
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Galleria Spada
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Piazza Farnese
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Via Giulia
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Palazzo Farnese
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.10 km away
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