The fountain in Piazza della Madonna dei Monti is popularly known as the Fontana dei Catecumeni (Fountain of the Catechumens), on account of the proximity of the Collegio dei Catecumeni.
The Fountain of the Catechumens, which was designed by Giacomo della Porta (1532-1602), was commissioned by Pope Sixtus V (r. 1585-90).
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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