A short distance from Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate, there is a huge granite basin that forms the centrepiece of a fountain.
The ancient basin, which which was once part of the Baths of Nero, was set up as a part of a fountain in 1987 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Constitution of the Italian Republic, which was enacted on December 22nd, 1947.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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