Fountain sights in Naples
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Diva of the local fountain scene, the Fontana dell'Immacolatella is a grand three-arched affair. Known also as the Fontana del Gigante, it was built by Michelangelo Naccherino and Pietro Bernini in 1601. Two minor arches, under which stand statues of river gods, flank a grand central arch topped by a look-at-me collection of obelisks, cherubs and coats of arms.
A studly Neptune tops this baroque ensemble by Cosimo Fanzago, Michelangelo Naccherino and Pietro Bernini. Under the glistening god, a cast of lions and spewing creatures complete the lavish picture. Built in 1601, this city favourite has had several addresses. Its last move came when work on the metro forced a transfer from Piazza Bovio to its current position. Will it stay or will it go? Only the Gods know.