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Fontana del Tritone

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Address: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy
Description: This marble sculpture from the Baroque period is of Triton, the Sea God...
This marble sculpture from the Baroque period is of Triton, the Sea God, which was carved by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680.)
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One of the charming Fountain of Rome…..

On our way back from Spanish steps walking down the streets we noticed this fountained in the centre of Piazza Barberini. It’s a marvelous sculpted structure with 4 dolphins at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On our way back from Spanish steps walking down the streets we noticed this fountained in the centre of Piazza Barberini. It’s a marvelous sculpted structure with 4 dolphins at the base… but somehow I felt it needs maintenance… the water area of the fountain was dirty with all mosses around. It’s a very nice structural piece but mostly surrounded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is one of the most famous fountains of Rome. Was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a baroque sculptor. This fountain can be admired in Piazza Barberini.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

So what's so special about yet another fountain in Rome? The precision of the work on this seventeen century fountain is unbelievable. You will want to sit back and enjoy the sites and sound of running water especially on a nice sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Fontana del Tritone (Triton Fountain) is a seventeenth-century fountain in Rome, by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII, the fountain is located in the Piazza Barberini, near the entrance to the Palazzo Barberini (which now houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica) that Bernini helped to design and construct for the Barberini, Urban's family.The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We found this fountain to be a handy marker in the centre of Piazza Barberini when finding the metro etc. It is a nice centrepiece to this bustling square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We walked down to this fountain because it was marked on our tourist map. Yes it is a busy traffic area but the area was quiet despite being sunny and 12 degrees today. I looked at this work of art and thought to myself "yep it's another fountain in city full of them" but then got to thinking about its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The fountain itself is a very nice scultpure by Bernini, quite impressive. But it's a bit lost on a totally non-descript square in the middel of busy traffic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We spent the afternoon in this area (visiting the Crypt of the Cappuchins and walking to the Pantheon), and so this fountain became a landmark for us (the Barberini Metro stop is nearby). It's a pretty cool sculpture, and I later found out it was by Bernini, my favorite sculptor. So, if you like Bernini, definitely stop by to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Another one of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpieces located right in the busy Piazza Barberini. Our hotel room overlooked this amazing fountain and I loved looking out every night hearing the water splashing and the people walking through the square. When walking up close it really is crafted beautifully.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

good meeting point for getting around town, we stayed at a hotel within walking distance so the bus and underground transit were easy to reach from there

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A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.