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Piazza della Repubblica
 

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Piazza della Repubblica - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama showing the Piazza della Repubblica in Rome. This is a busy road junction with a large fountain in the middle, next to the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

Piazza della Repubblica - FURTHER INFORMATION

Piazza della Repubblica - Rome visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Piazza della Repubblica' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Roma.

Piazza della Repubblica in Rome covers the site of the large exedra (theatre) of the baths of Diocletian, dedicated in 306AD. These baths were truly vast, and the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri on the eastern side occupies the original frigidaruim (cold baths). The circular church of San Bernardo alle Terme on Piazza S. Bernardo also occupies one of the old bath sites.

The The porticos around Piazza della Repubblica date from 1897 and are built in memory of the ancient buildings that used to occupy the site. In the middle of the Piazza is the Fountain of the Naiads built in 1900. The Naiads were nymphs in Greek mythology responsible for protecting fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks. The naiads here represent the Lakes (holding a swan) the Rivers (lying on a river monster) Oceans (riding a horse) and Underground (on a dragon). The centerpiece of the fountain dates from 1912 and represents man's dominion over nature.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Metro: Repubblica (A)



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