Public Art: Fontana dell'Adriatico
Also Known As: Fountain of Adriatic Sea and Le
Fontane dei Due Mari (The Fountains of the Two Seas)
Sculptor: © Emilio Quadrelli
Description: This is one of two fountains found at
the foot of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the other being the Fountain of the Tyrrhenian Sea by
Pietro Canonica (March 1st, 1869 – June 8th, 1959). The marble figure representing the Adriatic Sea is looking
towards the horizon as he reclines with his head resting in his right hand, while his left hand caresses a
carved roaring Venetian lion.
Date Unveiled: 1911
Commissioned by: S.P.Q.R.
Location: At the foot of the Monument to
Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy.