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Fontana del Tritone

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Address: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy

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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Great Bernini, unwelcoming plaza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sandra M
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This fountain is a great piece to look at. Not nearly as crowded as the Trevi fountain so you can actually enjoy and take the time to admire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Fontana del Tritone, located in Piazza Barberini, is a seventeen century fountain commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It depicts the sea-god Triton (son for Poseidon) kneeling on a shell and blowing into conch shell, it is all held up by four dolphins. Between the dolphins you can see the bees which form part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Awesome fountain that reflects the arts and architecture of the famous architecture Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Not so big, but it is really nice to go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Impressive fountain, not so big, but who cares :-) Another work by Bernini, who had personal ties and affection to the Barberini family. Those special relationships are reflected the fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

One of many Bernini’s masterpieces you can find around the city, located at the Piazza Barberini, showing a large figure of Triton (Greek sea god) positioned on a base of four dolphins. It was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, illustrating god’s control over water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the more interesting and little seen fountains but worth the visit. More detail than most and interesting with the Dolphins holding up the statue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This area is rich in buildings worthy of note. The fountain is beautiful and it is in a garden setting with seats. Close to the fountain is the Temple of Hercules or the Round Temple or the Tempio di Ercole Vincitore - why so many names? Further toward the other end of the park is the Tempio di Portunus

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