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Fontana delle Tartarughe, Rome

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  • The fountain, built in 1588 on the design of Giacomo Della Porta, is very special and deserves to be visited carefully. The bronze turtles were not present in the original design and were later added by Bernini. The turtles were repeatedly stolen and subsequently recovered. In 1979, after the theft of a turtle were all replaced with copies, while the three original surviving turtles are preserved in the Capitoline Museums.
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  • The little fountain is close to the Jewish Ghetto and is in a quiet little square, Piazza Mattei. There are several restaurant locations close by as well.  more »
  • Legend has it that Duke Muzio Mattei had the basic fountain made overnight to impress his (hopefully) future father-in-law. Whether this is true or not it's been sitting in this rather nondescript lit...  more »
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  • Here is where someone met up with second wife.. so romantic i can remember that guy dancing n kissing his love. Then i would drive him back to his house.. n soccer game next day dancer coach. That guy is talented my kids love him.
  • Very cute and next to the Jewish district. Worth a quick stop.
  • its not that big but it's pretty cool spot in the middle of the jewish getto, i read a bit of the history of the place, its very sad but interesting, so its a must see if you are around the neighborhood.
  • The story behind this fountain is rich and fascinating. You have to tale the street food tour with Allessia through Get Your Guide to find out more.
  • I used to live next to this with Sissy Prodan, her son Luca Prodan from Suomo in Argentina grew up in this neighborhood. I passed through late last night and stopped to reminisce the family there is story and the times that I knew my friends here. I have fond memories of living with them
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