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Fontana del Tritone, Rome

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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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  • This fountain is situated in the Piazza Barberini and is one of the smaller fountains in Rome. It was designed by Bernini and at the time of our visit in January it had a significant amount of ice on ...  more »
  • This fountain is designed by Bernini for the Barberini family and is situated in the homonymous square in Rome. It is pretty, indeed, but is going through major rework, so you cannot see it in its gra...  more »
  • Unfortunately, in our visit in April fountain was under repair. The fountain itself was designed by Bernini and is very beautiful.  more »
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  • Beautiful Triton fountain in the middle of the piazza. It's a great place for a cool photo, as well as a refreshing place to sit while waiting, as you can sit on the surrounding bars and feel the splashing water.
  • Another masterpiece fountain in Rome. Full of pure drinkable water
  • Very beautiful Bernini's fountain to watch.
  • A quiet square (compared to another famous fountain, Trevi) that has become the meeting point for groups and tours.
  • 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.