We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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).
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
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
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.
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.