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Fontana del Tritone, Rome

Categories: Fountains, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Stop for a photo op at Fontana del Tritone, a beautiful 17th-century fountain in the middle of Piazza Barberini. Don't forget to lower the camera and really get a good look at the statue in the middle: the muscular, larger-than-life character of Triton supported by dolphin fin tails and blowing on a conch shell. The dramatic attraction celebrates the restored Acqua Felice aqueduct and provides water from the source. Add Fontana del Tritone to your Rome travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rome vacation route planner.
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  • A beautiful Fountain with an indifferent to non-existent. I think if you are by chance there worth the photographs.
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  • 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 
  • Not exactly the most popular and sponsored Roman fountain, but also very charming. Found by accident.
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  • It's ok. Might as well check it out if you're passing nearby. I went around late morning. Judging from the pictures it is nicer to visit at night.
  • This is where I met Alina :)
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  • Beautiful sculptural fountain
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  • Advantage was taken of the fact that a secondary branch of the "Acqua Felice" had been passed in close proximity; so in 1642 the pontiff sought to exploit it for a fountain that, besides the decorum of the square outside his palace, was also in the public interest. It was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in travertine. According to mythology, the Triton blows a conch shell to agitate the waves and cause a storm, or to get a sweet sound that can calm the sea.
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