Of the many fountains in Rome, one of the smallest, and also one of the quirkiest, is the Fontana del Cane (Fountain of the Dog).
Situated on Via Veneto, the fountain dates back to 1940 and was the brainchild of the owner of a local bar, who had it built to provide drinking water for the dogs of one of his regular customers, a certain Mr Charlie.
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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