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Fontana del Tritone

#175 of 1,419 things to do in Rome
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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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Nice centrepiece

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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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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Ankeny, Iowa
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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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Colmurano, Italy
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The fountain is nice, and the area is near some nice attractions (Crypt of Capuchins), and there is a really nice little tie shop where you can buy very nice, inexpensive silk ties for the men in your life. There is also plenty of food nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Looks good. Easy to jump in to since all the restaurants in the area close around 1am. At least it isn't scaffolded up like the Trevi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is where my wife and I had gelato 3 of the 4 nights we did in Rome. Not crowded, beautiful Fountain in Piazza Barberini, right off the metro on its own little island. Friendly young crowd hanging out and not all PDA like it is at the Spanish Steps. Was my favorite fountain of the trip, for that reason.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This certainly made up for the Trevi Fountain being enclosed in scaffolding. A beautiful little fountain which was a welcomed sight on a scorching hot afternoon.

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Trevi
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.