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Fontana del Tritone

Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy (Ripa / Aventino)
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Ranked #171 of 720 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Monuments/ Statues
Description: 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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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I enjoyed sitting in the square at night facing upon this lovely fountain. Not terribly spectacular, but lovely location.

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Chorzow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Rome is a city of fountains. This one definitely stands out by its location in the middle of roundabout. Such a shame it's enclosed. Even worse is it's great emptiness, no bench, no even a tree, only concrete.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our hotel was a stones through away from this lovely little fountain the sight of which meant were nearly home.beautiful at night when lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Seriously, Bernini. Why is all of your stuff outside and subject to corrosion?! But that's besides the point. Gorgeous fountain, nice plaza, lots of traffic, fair amount of people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

It always amazes me how much there is to see just walking around Rome and this is one of those things. It was very beautiful and awe inspiring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Rome clearly does not have a water shortage in April because there are a lot of large fountains in the city (and many, many small ones) that are all flowing away quite happily. This is OK if you are passing it on the way to somewhere else, Via Veneto perhaps, but it is not a patch on the Trevi.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Neat little fountain right outside hotel. Water is clean and flows nicely. Not the fanciest fountain in Rome but very cool nonetheless.

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This fountain goes almost unnoticed considering that you are strolling the city with the most art in the world, however this fountain was made by Bernini one of our highest sculptor ever, very easy to reach, by foot or metro, a must see

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a dramatic statue of a muscular Triton (sea god) blowing a shell horn. He rises from a giant shell held up by dolphins. There's a papal tiara and coat of arms, showing that the statue was built by Pope Urban VIII. The statue has just had a long restoration/cleaning completed. Its travertine marble used to be a gray... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Be-careful when crossing the road... its quite busy. The place is like a big round about and there is way too much traffic. Not much to see here only few fountains on a giant round about!

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