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Fontana del Tritone: Tours & Tickets

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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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Piazza Barberini, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 August 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)...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Betty B
Reviewed 14 July 2019

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

It’s kind of sad that this fountain isn’t in a park or car free piazza. It certainly deserves it and it’s such a quality Bernini.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 May 2019

The fountain of Triton is another great example of the care and time put into the fountains and artwork hundreds of years ago in Italy. The fountain is located in the Piazza Barberini and is clear to see when approaching the Trevi area from the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

This fountain is what I would call “a muscular example of baroque” as it has that “chunky” look about it and was in fact designed by the Baroque sculptor Bernini in 1643 and sculpted in Travertine - Titan is kneeling on four dolphin tail fins...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

It's just amazing, that these antiquities are scattered across Rome and you don't have to pay to see them.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019

The initiative to put a fountain on the square belongs to Urban VIII of the Barberini family, in whose honor the square is named. Pontiff became famous for his penchant for nepotism and corruption, outstanding even by the standards of that time. The only thing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 27 February 2019

The Fontana del Tritone from the 17th century was created by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. A muscular Triton (a sea god) is on 4 dolphin tail fins. Bernini has created many sculptures in Rome. We visited in May 2017.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 neighbourhood that you
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