Originally called Piazza Ponte Sisto, today it is named after the famous Roman poet Carlo Alberto Salustri, aka Trilussa.
The square features a bronze monument dedicated to the poet by sculptor Lorenzo Ferri. The statue, depicting the poet intent on quoting his poems, was unveiled on 21 December 1954 and is accompanied by verses from the poem ‘All‘ombra’.
Completing what is unanimously considered one of Rome’s most striking locations is the Acqua Paola fountain, built in 1613 on the opposite side of the Tiber, demolished in 1870 for urban planning reasons and recreated in 1868 by architect Angelo Vescovali.
Vivenda carried out a complete overhaul of the façade, including beating the plaster to highlight damaged parts and restoring them with calcium-based material.
The exterior window frames and shutters were restored and painted, while the thresholds and friezes were cleaned using low pressure procedures. The roof tiles were also restored.
All materials and colours used for the substructure and painting of the façade were agreed with the Superintendency.