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Fontana del Tritone

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Address: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy
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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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A Beautiful Sculpture

Like most fountains in Italy, this fountain too is of architectural value, full of history, a must see when in Rome. Beware of pickpockets & conman at all times as advised by our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most fountains in Italy, this fountain too is of architectural value, full of history, a must see when in Rome. Beware of pickpockets & conman at all times as advised by our Tour guide.

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Province of Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popping out of Barberini metro station take a second to watch this fountain in the middle of a crossround.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Helpfully on the bus tour, impressive statue of Triton and dolphins. There are so many impressive fountains in Rome but this one stood out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I wanted to see this because it inspired part of Respighi's Fountains of Rome. A nice little fountain at a crossroads near a metro station, so super easy to add to your walking trip in central Rome

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Another great masterpiece by Bernini, well worth seeing, but you take you life in your own hands crossing the roads to get to it during busy times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Make a wish in the fountain like every one else does. This fountain was our guide to turn left to the hotel on the way home at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Very attractive fountain in the square in front of the famous Hotel. Also this is important to visit point for fans of the Den Braun's novel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

The fountain is a beautiful masterpiece and worth a visit. Great detail and since it is small and not as busy it can be appreciated up close. However the plaza has no shade and no seating available, making it uncomfortable to visit for more than a few minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Great and beautiful place even though the sun was really harsh but was worth it after all great experience and I'll go back again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The 17th century Fontana del Tritone, which was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is located in Piazza Barberini. It is in the middle of a busy junction so take care. Definitely worth visiting on the way to or from Santa Maria della Vittoria, which is nearby. The fountain is of the minor sea god Triton, son of Poseidon, who is... More 

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