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Fontana del Gigante, Naples

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Fontana del Gigante, Naples

Fountain

The Fontana del Gigante or Fountain of the Giant is a monumental fountain in Naples.

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It was designed in the 1600s by Michelangelo Naccherino and Pietro Bernini for the Royal Palace of Naples, where it stood near a colossal ancient statue, and thereby gained its name. From there it was moved to the site of Palace of the Immacolatella, but in 1905, it was moved to it present pictoresque site, on via Partenope, near the Castel dell'Ovo. It is also called the Fontana dell'Immacolatella.

Sources

  • Manuale di napoletanit√†. 365 lezioni semiserie su Napoli e la napoletanit√†, Amedeo Colella, Page 51.

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