In the gardens of Vatican City, stands the delightful Fontana della Galea (Fountain of the Galleon), the work of the Dutch architect Hans van Zanten (c. 1550-1620), 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 the 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 and
small-group walking tours
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