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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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First of the Bernini fountains

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Situated in Piazza Barberini this was a nice break from the crowds queuing everywhere. The piazza is surrounded by restaurants, pizzerias, cake and ice cream parlours so plenty to choose from. However we decided to get some ice cream and sat by the Fountain. It was just perfect. There is a Tube (metro) station there so it was easy from... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

nice baroque fountain with beautiful sculptures and movement... but in the middle of a crowded square

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Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Beautiful fountain with such detail. I love how Rome keeps their fountains in clean working condition.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

An amazing sculpture, but even more amazing in the evening. Please make time to see it then, you will not be disappointed. I am saying with water and lights, because sometimes the water was not running.

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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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