This is the third fountain found in Piazza Novona. Fontana di Nettuno (The Fountain of Neptune), was originally called the Calderai, because of its close proximity to the workshops of the artisans who worked with copper. It remained bare until the 19th Century when it was decorated with the statue of Neptune struggling with an octopus.

One of the things I loved about Rome was that everything was so magnificient and equisite that you could look at it every day and still find something new and amazing.