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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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Nice Bernini sculpture

This is a very nice fountain and Rome seems to be filled with them. It was entirely designed and sculpted by Bernini in 1643. It was only a 10 minute walk from Trevi Fountain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Ryan B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Triton Fountain is a beautiful site to see. In the center of this magnificent fountain is the sculpture of Triton The Sea God. Triton, the son of Neptune, is shown as a strapping sea god. They say he blew his horn and thus put an end to the great flood. Triton is shooting water from a conch shell that sits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot to say really, this is a pretty fountain and is just lovely in the evening, as it is well lit and looks so nice... A nice place surrounded with nice bars and restaurants... 😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most beautiful at night. Central to the circle, and the circle is the hub to a number of major streets, including the Via Veneto, a great street for shopping. The fountain has Bernini's signature symbol of 3 Bumble Bees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very nice fountain and Rome seems to be filled with them. It was entirely designed and sculpted by Bernini in 1643. It was only a 10 minute walk from Trevi Fountain and is well worth a look. You might want to do Trevi second though as the Bernini is much smaller in comparison however there will be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The Fontana Del Tritone is about 25 minutes walk from the main bus station (Termini). The fountain itself, as well as the rest of the architecture nearby, are truly magnificent. There is some armed security on site so is also safe to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Another of the key fountains to visit, very close to a metro stop. Plenty of places to eat and drink in the area although it's by a main road junction. Close to the Spanish steps so worth a look.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Like all other fountains in Rome, this is also a nice fountain - just outside the Barberini metro station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 29 October 2016 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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