|La fontana delle tartarughe è situata nel ghetto ebraico di Roma.
C’è una leggenda che narra la sua creazione.
La credenza popolare vuole che il duca Mattei per convincere il futuro suocero (che non voleva dargli la figlia in moglie), abbia fatto realizzare in una sola notte la fontana.
Però la leggenda ha un punto debole (oltre all’impossibile velocità della realizzazione) la fontana è del 1581-88, il palazzo fu costruito solo nel 1616.
|The fountain of turtles is located in the Jewish ghetto of Rome.
There is a legend that tells its creation.
Popular belief has it that the Duke Mattei to convince the future father-in-law (who would not give him his daughter in marriage), did achieve in a single night the fountain.
But the legend has a weak point (besides the impossible speed of execution) is the fountain of 1581-88, the building was only built in 1616.
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Beautiful photo! We stayed around the corner in Via dei Delfini last year, and passed through this piazza often – the fountain is wonderful 🙂
beautiful and an interesting tale to go with it!
Thanks to everyone!
Cool fountain. Great shot and thanks for the story behind it.
I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.
The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.
I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Mumbai (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).
Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!
I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your naan/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!
Thanks Kris, happy holidays to you!