Fontana della Barcaccia (Old Boat Fountain) in Rome

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The fountian was designed and built in 1627-29 by Pietro Bernini, father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The fountain celebrates the fact that before high walls were built along the banks of the Tiber Rome often used to flood. Once the waters were so high that a boat ended up in the square.
Address: Piazza di Spagnia

Source wikitravel.org/en/Rome/North Center