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  • Address: Piazza di Spagna, Roma, Italy 00187

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Barcaccia Fountain Tours

At the base of Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps, the Barcaccia Fountain is one of the city’s most unique fountains. Designed in a Baroque style, it displays a half-sunken ship with fresh water overflowing its bow. Translated Barcaccia means ‘old boat.’ It dates back to the 17th century when it was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII Barberini. The fountain is said to be modeled after the boats left behind after the Tiber River would routinely flood. Sun and bee ornamentation is a symbol taken from the Pope’s family’s coat of arms. 

Designed by Pietro Bernini, it features two heads on either end spouting water. Bernini’s son Gian Lorenzo went on to become a prominent Baroque artist with works all over the city. The travertine fountain has recently been restored after having been vandalized by football fans. It is one of the most well-known fountains in Rome.

Practical Info

You’ll find the Barcaccia Fountain at the base of Rome’s Spanish Steps. The nearest metro station is Spagna.

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24 or 48hr Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Skip-the-line Colosseum, Rome, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

24 or 48hr Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Skip-the-line Colosseum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore the city on the CitySightSeeing panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour with 24 or 48 hour access. Enjoy three short guided walking group tours in the city ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $81.07
Private Tour: Rome's Squares and Fountains, Rome, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Rome's Squares and Fountains

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Discover the fountains and squares of Rome on a 3-hour private walking tour. Led by your very own guide, the experience includes a walk around the squares of ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.03
Rome Walking Tour with Licensed Local Guide, Rome, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rome Walking Tour with Licensed Local Guide

Meet a licensed guide in the centre of Rome, Piazza del Popolo, for a 3-hour walking tour. Your guide will show you around while giving you information about ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.54
Small Group Roman Dolce Vita with Local Tips, Rome, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small Group Roman Dolce Vita with Local Tips

Sick of ending up at the worst food spots in town? Join this Rome tour: we will show you where to get the best espresso and gelato in town. Oh, and we'll show ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.86
Rome: Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, Aqua Virgo Walking Tour, Rome, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Rome: Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, Aqua Virgo Walking Tour

Discover Rome differently. Climb the elegant Spanish Steps bowed down to the Trinità dei Monti's church and the Barcaccia fountain, then explore the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.49
Small-Group Night Tour by Golf Cart, Rome, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Night Tour by Golf Cart

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See the sights of Rome by night from a unique vantage point: a golf cart! As you travel around the city on a 3-hour tour, you’ll pass illuminated monuments, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.19
Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private, Rome, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the fountains and squares of Baroque and Renaissance Rome on a walking tour of two hours leading to some of the most famous places of the Eternal City. ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.49
3-Hour Roman Baroque Caput Mundi Walking Tour, Rome, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hour Roman Baroque Caput Mundi Walking Tour

Enjoy a tour visiting the Squares, Fountains, Palaces and Churches built during the Baroque period, when several artists as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.75
Vicus Caprarius - the City of Water, Rome, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Vicus Caprarius - the City of Water

Discover the most evocative archaeological findings above and under the city of Rome.

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.98
Walking Tour: Fountains and Squares Orientation Private Tour of Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Walking Tour: Fountains and Squares Orientation Private Tour of Rome

Enjoy an introductory tour of the Eternal City with this orientation walk through its most beautiful squares and landscapes. The porpose of the tour is not ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.50

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