The delightful Fonte Gaia (Fountain of Joy, 1927-8), in the Villa Borghese, is the work of the sculptor Giovanni Nicolini (1872-1956).
The fountain, which stands in the Giardino del Lago, is also known as the Fontana dei dei Satiri (Fountain of the Satyrs) or the Fontana dei Conigli (Fountain of the Rabbits).
Sadly, the fountain, beloved by generations of Roman children, has not been working for years!
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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