Fontana del Pantheon
The Fontana del Pantheon at Piazza della Rotonda features a six-metre obelisk
The Fontana del Pantheon at Piazza della Rotonda features a six-metre obelisk
DesignGiacomo Della Porta
LocationPiazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy
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Coordinates: 41°53′57.15″N 12°28′36″E / 41.8992083°N 12.47667°E / 41.8992083; 12.47667

The Fontana del Pantheon (English: Fountain of the Pantheon) was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII and is located in the Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, in front of the Roman Pantheon. It was designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1575 and sculpted out of marble by Leonardo Sormani.[1]


In 1711, Pope Clement XI requested that the fountain be modified and had Filippo Barigioni design a new layout, which included a different basin, made of stone, and the Macuteo obelisk, created during the period of Ramses II, set in the centre on a plinth with four dolphins decorating the base.

In 1886, the original marble figures were removed, and replaced with copies by Luigi Amici. Today, the originals can be seen in the Museum of Rome.

Fontana del Pantheon was the model to Francesco Robba for the Robba fountain, which stands at Town Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is one of the city's most recognisable symbols.[2]


In April 2018 James Pallotta offered to donate €230,000 towards the restoration the fountain and also the fontana dei Leoni in Piazza del Popolo.[3]


  1. ^ "AS Roma chairman to restore Pantheon fountain". Wanted in Rome. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Lorenčak Kiker, Marja (2010). "The Robba Fountain: The Story of the City's Symbol". Retrieved 25 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Overjoyed AS Roma owner James Pallotta apologizes for frolicking in Rome fountain". The Local Italy. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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Preceded by
Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza del Popolo
Landmarks of Rome
Fontana del Pantheon
Succeeded by
Fontana del Pianto