Fontana del Tritone

Fontana del Tritone, Rome: Address, Phone Number, Fontana del Tritone Reviews: 4/5

Fontana del Tritone
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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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The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 1 min walk
  • Spagna • 7 min walk
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dapper777
Monaco30,981 contributions
Rome landmark
Apr 2020 • Friends
The Triton Fountain was executed by Bernini between 1642 and 1643.
It is located in Piazza Barnberini, busy crossroads between Via Veneto, Via Barberini, Via Quattro Fontane and Via del Tritone.
It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII of the Barberini family and was executed to provide water from the Acqua Felice aqueduct which the Pope had just restored.
The famous 'bees', symbol and coat of arms of the Barberini family is visible on the fountain.
Written July 12, 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA24,889 contributions
Bernini’s masterpiece in the middle of Piazza Barberini
Dec 2019 • Solo
Piazza Barberini is one of the busiest intersections in Rome with the Bernini’s fountain right in the middle of it. Fontana Del Tritone looked so beautiful at night with festively lit up Bernini Hotel on the background. The whimsical dolphin heads of the pedestal and the statue of Tritone are splendid examples of Bernini’s genius.
Written June 9, 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,745 contributions
Another piazza, another fountain
Jan 2020
Another of Bernini's. Not as grand as some of the others, but pleasant enough to justify pausing to admire it for a few moments.
Written February 21, 2020
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK798 contributions
Average
Feb 2020 • Couples
Neptune themed fountain in a nice open piazza. Probably only worth visiting if in the area. Very close to Barberini Metro station which is also the closest to Trevi Fountain.
Written February 9, 2020
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Jinja Ninja!
Blessington, Ireland141 contributions
Beautiful Fountain
Nov 2019
Like all the fountains in Rome this one is amazing to see be it day or night. We didnt get many pictures around it as we had our phones when we visited this area and left our camera in the Hotel.

Only 10minutes walk and on the stop of the Tour bus route this one is spectacular to see and so easy to access as very few tourists seem to stop at it. Absolutely a must see.

going back to Rome in March and i'm on a mission to Picture all of their wonderful Fountains
Written December 13, 2019
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,635 contributions
One of Bernini's most beautiful works.
Jun 2019
The fountain is located in Barberini Square, a large square where you can walk quietly. The whole landscape is pleasant, maybe that's why I liked this fountain, more than others in Rome.
Written December 8, 2019
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Kevin S
Pontypool, UK2,398 contributions
Fountain that we visited 6 times
Aug 2019 • Couples
Sounds more than it really is as we came passed on the bus 5 times.
This is a beautiful fountain that I would highly recommend.
Written August 28, 2019
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ChiefGuru
Decatur, IN3,414 contributions
17th Century Triton Fountain
Jun 2019
Triton Fountain is located in Piazza Barberini is a large plaza near the city center on Quirinal Hill (one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome). The square was constructed in the 16th century, but acquired its name in ~1625 after the nearby (south side) 17th century Baroque Palazzo Barberini. One of the Barberini sons eventually became pope Urban VIII, which gave the family especially high status in seventeenth-century Rome. At the middle of the square is the Triton Fountain (~1643), by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII. The statue shows a larger than life size muscular Triton (minor Greco-Roman deity) kneeing on an open clam supported by the tail fins of four dolphins. Triton holds a conch shell from which a jet of water spurts. The dolphins surround a large papal tiara below which can be seen a scroll with the heraldic Barberini bees (their Coat of Arms is 3 bees). The square is surrounded by a number of shops and cafes. We were walking to the Trevi Fountain, which brought us through this fairly modest plaza. I enjoyed the history of Piazza Barberini, especially since this is the spot of one of the seven original hills of Rome.
Written August 22, 2019
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Betty B
Saratoga Springs, NY130 contributions
Bernini fountain
Jul 2019 • Couples
One of the great things about Rome is that you can find something amazing almost any where you look. This lovely fountain was in the middle of what essentially is a busy traffic circle. It's proportions and strength make you smile.
Written July 22, 2019
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,472 contributions
Baroque masterpiece by Bernini is in the middle of a busy plaza
Mar 2019 • Couples
Pope Urban VIII commissioned the fountain for the Piazza Barberini. It was built in 1642 and is a nice example of Baroque style with a muscular Triton as the centerpiece. The various Popes have commissioned many works of Art that come from classical/pagan history. The piazza is busy with cars and people, some of whom I am sure are enjoying this beautiful art as they pass by.
Written July 13, 2019
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