The charming Fontana del Monte di Pietà, which stands outside the Palazzo del Monte di Pieta, was created during the reign of Pope Paul V (r. 1605-21).
The fountain sports an eagle and two dragons, the heraldic charges of the coat of arms of the Borghese family to which the pope belonged.
See also: the Fountains of Rome.
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 walking tours of Rome.
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