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Piazza Barberini, Rome
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Piazza Barberini is a large piazza in the centro storico or city center of Rome, Italy and situated on the Quirinal Hill. It was created in the 16th century but many of the surrounding buildings have subsequently been rebuilt.The current appellation was given in 1625 when it was named after the Palazzo Barberini, the substantial Baroque palace built in an elevated position on the south side of the piazza for the Barberini. Originally, there was a large entrance gateway to the palace designed by the Baroque painter and architect Pietro da Cortona on the south east corner of the piazza but this was demolished to make way for the construction of a new road in the 19th century. However, its appearance is known from engravings and early photographs of the piazza.At the centre of the piazza is the Fontana del Tritone or Triton Fountain (1642–3) sculpted by Bernini. Another fountain, the Fontana delle Api (1627–1629), also by Bernini is in the nearby Via Vittorio Veneto but it has been reconstructed somewhat arbitrarily following its removal from its previous position on the corner of a palace where the Piazza Barberini meets the Via Sistina. Until the 18th century, unknown human corpses were displayed here for public identification. Between 1632 and 1822 an antique obelisk stood here; it was transferred to Villa Medici.
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  • Large plaza surrounded by a great deal of fast moving traffic. Fountain in center is worth a look if you are in the area. Not very attractive. 
  • Two beautiful fountains set in one of the most famous squares in Rome. You can't know what is hospitality in Rome if joint, thirsty, in this square you have not quenched their thirst at the fountain of the bees: a masterpiece of 1600 of which water have thirst quenched centuries of Romans and foreigners. Palazzo Barberini, now on Via Quattro Fontane gave its name to the square. On the place and placed slightly above the Hotel Bernini Bristol, who has seen in many years the highest royalty in the world. Locals who surround and they see the transit of tens of thousands of people a year offer temporary relief to passing tourists.
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  • I have stopped up by this place on the way to the Piazza di Spagna twice. Piazza Barberini is a large square from the 16. century (located in the middle of a busy almost way). In the Centre of the square is the great fountain of the Triton Bernini. The Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini is also nearby.
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  • You MUST visit Trastevere it is the place of the original Romans with the most amazing winding streets and restaurants. So much to see and do and yet not over run with the tourists as not as obvious a place to visit.
  • One of the most beautiful places you can see in Rome.
  • amazing atmosphire combined with the historical site. Great place to visit on Rome.
  • Worth a visit if you are passing that way but not as spectacular as many of the other piazzas that Rome has to offer. Busy roads detracts from the ambiance also.
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