The Galleon Fountain
In the gardens of Vatican City, stands the delightful Fontana della Galea (Fountain of the Galleon), which was designed by the Dutch architect Hans van Zanten (c. 1550-1620), who was known in Italy as Giovanni Vasanzio.
The centrepiece of the fountain is a miniature galleon of the papal fleet, a meticulous replica complete with all the characteristics of a real ship.
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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 walking tours of Rome.
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