From a hotel balcony

Our room in Hotel Barocco overlooked Piazza Barberini with it’s imposing fountain the Fontana di Tritone by Bernini.  It is height of the tourist season and from our balcony you could watch an endless stream of people posing by the fountain for photos.

For the local authorities this was a perfect time to drain the fountain for maintenance much to the amusement of the aforementioned visitors to Rome.  Having said that, the workers had the fountain back and operating within 24 hours.

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