One of Rome's quirkier fountains, the Fontana della Mammelle (Fountain of the Breasts), stands in a niche opposite the 16th century Palazzo Spada.
The fountain is made up of ancient sarcophagus and a lion's head, which is surmounted by a statue of a woman, her hands folded across her breasts out of which water spouts.
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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
small-group walking tours
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