piazza di Spagna
The Barcaccia fountainis located at the bottom of Spanish steps right in the center of Piazza di Spagna. It dates to 1629 and was realized by Pietro Bernini with the aid of his son Gianlorenzo for the Pope Urban VIII Barberini (1623-1644).
It depicts a scanty boat sank below the street level to remind the damages caused by one of the worst roman floods of 1598. The water is supplied by the ancient roman Virgin aqueduct, fating to the time of emperor Augustus.