In Trastevere, in a piazza which bears his name, stands a monument (1913) to the Roman poet Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (1791-1863), the work of Michele Tripisciano.
Belli wrote more than 2,000 sonnets about the ordinary people of his native city in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome.
The monument, which takes the form of a fountain, was financed by popular subscription and erected to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the poet's death.
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