NACCHERINO, Michelangelo
(b. 1550, Firenze, d. 1622, Napoli)

Fontana del Gigante

1600s
Marble
Via Partenope, Naples

The Fontana del Gigante (Fountain of the Giant) is a monumental fountain in Naples. It was designed by Michelangelo Naccherino and Pietro Bernini for the Royal Palace of Naples, where it stood near a colossal ancient statue, and thereby gained its name. From there it was moved to the site of Palace of the Immacolatella, but in 1905, it was moved to it present picturesque site, on via Partenope, near the Castel dell'Ovo. It is also called the Fontana dell'Immacolatella.