Monday, July 14, 2008
Feet in Rome: Piazza di Spagna
People do a lot of walking in Rome. On a hot summer day the Barcaccia (Old Boat) Fountain in Piazza di Spagna is a welcome place to rest your feet. It is said that this fountain was designed in the 17th Century by Pietro Bernini, father of the famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Summer is not the only time to see feet in Piazza di Spagna. You can always look at the statues around the base of the Column of the Immaculate Conception erected in 1865 and admire the feet of King David, Ezekiel, Moses and Isaiah.