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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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Another gorgeous creation of Bernini, this fountain was built in mid-17th Century. You cannot miss it, if you are going to Palazzo Barberini. Two years ago it was surrounded by an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of lot of Roman fauntains, work of famous sculptor Bernini. Here it is not so crowded like in front of others so you can sit in peace for a while or take a photo. Bernini's work is all arround Rome and if you are art lover you can enjoy his masterpieces in Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Another gorgeous creation of Bernini, this fountain was built in mid-17th Century. You cannot miss it, if you are going to Palazzo Barberini. Two years ago it was surrounded by an ugly fence, now it's open and beautiful again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It's a nice fountain in the center of Piazza Barberini but not as elaborate as most well known others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent picture spot. Shouldn't be missed while in Rome. I was lucky enough not to find too many tourist. So taking pictures was easy, unlike many other places in Rome,

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This wonderful piece of art located in the hubbub of traffic and passers by catches your attention immediately, whether you can stop at that point or not. Find a place to stop and check it out. This is a work by Bernini from the mid 1600s. I understand it had a good cleaning recently and I for one am very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Gorgeous fountain on a lovely Piazza. Its not as busy as other Piazzas all the time. Definitely worth a look as its a Bernini fountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We recently visited the Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone) for the first time since its restoration and much needed cleaning back in 2013 and were very happy to see this beautiful statue in its present condition. Grime removed, the fountain is now back to being very attractive, especially against a blue sky and surrounding buildings. The Tritone fountain was designed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Despite the taller building surrounding the Barberini square than they used to be when the fountain was built by Bernini in 1643, it is still visible and a nice fountain to visit, in particular since the Trevi fountain closely is closed for renovation. In the Fo,nana del Tritone, you can also throw coins in the water and make a wish.

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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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Address: Address: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trevi

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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.
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