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Reviewed 8 June 2019

Yes, Rome is filled with squares that can start to look a bit similar after a while. What makes this one special is Palazzo Mattei di Giove and… well…. The Turtles! :-)

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

It’s only worth a visit if you’re passing by anyway. The fountain is interesting but quite small and doesn’t take more than a minute to look at. Don’t go out of your way to see it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is a small square in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto. In the centre of this square is the famous Fountain of Turtles. Worth a visit if in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This piazza is another hidden jewel in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto. It takes the name from the patrician Mattei family, whose palace is adjacent to the Costaguti palace. The square is famous for the "Fontana delle Tartarughe" (Turtle Fountain).

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 15 March 2018

There is nothing interesting about this square but the Turtle fountain by della Porta, adorned with statues of dolphins, shells and turtles - the last sculptured by Bernini. The square makes sense to be visited only if your path from or to Torre Argentina goes...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Piazza Mattei is a lovely little piazza with a beautiful turtle fountain in the middle. It's a 16th century creation and obviously has a long history behind it. It is small and peaceful but there is no need to go out of your way to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

On the square there is the famous Fontana delle Tartarughe, which is according a nice tale was built in one night. The other attractions is the Palazzo Mattei with a beautiful courtyard - full of statues.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but if you are in the area, the piazza has a nice fountain and some interesting ruins nearby.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

It is a very small piazza and really the only redeeming feature is that it has a rather nice fountain and two good restaurants on it. Otherwise it is a rather small and rather plain space. Not worth going out of your way for.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Elissa T
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Nice, small quiet square near Largo Di Torre Argentina and Ghetto. There is a very nice tortoise fountain in the square.

Date of experience: April 2017
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