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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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Triton's Fountain

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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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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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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