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Fontana del Tritone

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Address: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy
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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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The fontana is preety. It was very crowded but we had a nice visit over there. we took beautiful photos and the weather was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fairly unremarkable compared to the other fountains in Rome yet it's still beautiful. Nice place to come and spend a few minutes after grabbing a gelato.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The fontana is preety. It was very crowded but we had a nice visit over there. we took beautiful photos and the weather was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The traffic to cross the road to see it up close is manic, but it's worth it to try and get across to see it up close. The detail in the fountain is so intricate, and we even put our feet in it to cool down. Perfect picture (selfie) point too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone) is another one of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s creations. This was built for the Palazzo Barberini, which was owned by Pope Urban VII’s family. The story tells about how Triton, son of Neptune, blew his horn and thus put an end to the great flood. Triton is depicted as a muscular sea god, kneeling on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I read about this place in story "eat, pray, love". it's nice place for meeting with friends. There are a lot of cafe where you can have a rest, drink a cup of coffee or glass of wine and you can keep one's eyes on main a masterpiece - Fontana del Tritone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful fontana on the way to the Spanish Steps. It has restaurants and cafes around it if you want to stop for a drink, but it also has a very busy road on one side

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Located in the Piazza Barberini, the fountain is the first created by Bernini. There are better places to see Bernini in Rome -- St Peter's Square, the Borghese -- but the Triton is the first in which Bernini created a free-standing fountain for the public... something to be viewed by everyone, not just the rich in a garden. So it's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Located in Piazza Barberini, was built by Lorenzo Bernini around the 1643. The fountain its located in a lovely area, easily accessible and a popular place for hotel drop offs and cafes. The statue itself represents a Triton, a semi-roman god of ancient times coming out of the water. Its an interesting statue to admire but nothing special to plan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a beautiful fountain but it was blocked by scaffolding when we went to see it in January. It looked as if the fountain was being cordoned off from tourists who would have access only via a 'move along, move along,' typw walkway - which would be a shame as this fountain is very very beautiful and a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a beautiful fountain, not just in the craft of the ancient subject, but also the large pool of water under it in such a hot city. It has restaurants and cafes around it if you want to stop for a drink, but it also has a very busy road on one side, so isn't particularly peaceful. We stumbled... More 

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