Marble Fountains

Treat your garden to the beauty of Marble

Marble Fountains

One of the most amazing sights is a full size marble fountain gushing water into a swirling basin below. No matter if the water flows from the urn of a nymph, from the mouth of a Greek god, or from the top of a multi-tiered fountain, there’s something undeniably addicting about the beauty of a marble fountain.

Marble has always been a popular material for construction of all types; the Greeks and Romans used it extensively to build their cities of columns and arches. In fact, the word itself, “marble,” comes from the Greek word ‘marmaros’ which means ‘shining stone.’ That marble is beautiful in fountains is undeniable; the world has long held a love affair with the marble fountain. Maybe it’s their size, their grandeur, or simply the pleasure of watching elegantly falling water.

One of the most famous marble fountains in the world, the Fontana di Trevi in Rome, is a magnificent example of Italian architecture and wall fountain design. Carved in marble by Nicola Salvi against the wall of the Palazzo Poli, the Trevi Fountain is filled with tumbling rocks, seahorses, tritons and the god Neptune.

The marble fountain is so popular that it even carries its own legend; according to Italian lore, if guests throw one coin over their right shoulder into the water then it guarantees their return to Rome; two coins means the individual will fall in love with a Roman man or woman, and three coins means that person will marry him or her in Rome.

The most famous garden fountains stand at the Palace of Versailles in France. Numbering in the dozens, these 18 th fountains are so magnificent that they attract armies of tourists every year. If you plan to visit the fountains at Versailles, keep in mind that the water is only turned on for specific times throughout the day.


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