Fontana del Tritone
Fontana del Tritone
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This marble sculpture from the Baroque period is of Triton, the Sea God, which was carved by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680.)
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Neighbourhood: Trevi
A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighbourhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 1 min walk
  • Spagna • 7 min walk
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a remarkable Triton Fountain situated in centre of Piazza Barberini. It is considered a masterpiece by Bernini. Installed in 1643 what you will see is a muscular triton with head tilted upward as he blows into his shell horn. The triton is upon open shells held up by four dolphins with intertwined tails. You will see the three bee Coat of Arms of the Barberini family as well. If

Water spouts from the shell horn, spilling into the open shells, falling further into an octagonal-shaped ground level basin. Photo taking is great when skies are blue and in the evening when lights illuminate the fountain.It is a beautiful fountain well worth making time to see if you are sightseeing the many fountains scattered around the city.

Note: At the back of the public square there is another Fountain of Three Bees that is interesting to see. This one is a reconstruction of another Bernini fountain from the early 17th-century.
Written 24 April 2024
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cheshire3131
Runcorn, UK648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
A really beautiful statue/water fountain which we come across due to stop on the hop on hop off bus. Glad we didn't miss it.
Written 18 March 2023
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A beautiful masterpiece of a fountain in the middle of the piazza well worth a visit when you are in the neighbourhood.
Written 30 October 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a lovely fountain, located in the middle of Barberini square.
The fountain provides some lovely photo-ops with the rest of the square as a backdrop.
Written 1 July 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The modern disposition of the Barberini Square does not allow us to imagine the original context of construction. The banal procedure of opening a crane today was an event in the Middle Ages. There was no modern water supply and water was delivered to Rome via restored aqueducts. It was necessary to go far for water, because there were few fountains. The construction of the fountain on the present Barberini Square was part of a program of territorial expansion of fountains under the leadership of Pope Urban VIII of the Barberini family. But in the era of the late Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation, there was little to do. It should have been done beautifully. The Pope invited Bernini for this. The famous creator of Baroque sculpture approached the matter creatively. The fountain is a scene from Ovid's poem "Metamorphoses", where Poseidon's son Triton blows streams of water out of a shell. Bernini moved away from the pedestals and classic bowls filled with water. Bernini placed a Newt on the tails of dolphins, giving the sculptural group dynamics not only by water pressure, but also in stone. More precisely, in travertine - a traditional building material in Rome. So that the Romans, in the process of filling vessels with water, always remember to whom they owe it, Bernini placed among the dolphins a papal tiara and bees - a symbol of the Barberini family. This is about how corporate logos are being molded everywhere now. Nothing is new under the moon.... However, this will not say anything to a modern person, as a Roman of the XVII century would not want a burger at the sight of the yellow letter "M". Newt is best viewed in the evening. The neon name of the neighboring hotel will remind you of the name of the sculptor, and only the bees will tell about the customer...
Written 18 November 2021
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Jamil Alexander
Oslo, Norway47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Gorgeous place that is near many quaint stores and other Roman landmarks. Tourists still visit but it is much more quieter than other fountains in Rome. I would highly recommend having a stroll around the area.
Written 9 November 2021
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Kim R
Southlake, TX26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Beautiful statue by Bernini, with a smaller statue/fountain on the corner nearby. Very close to a metro stop and quick to visit.
Written 5 November 2021
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dapper777
Monaco63,363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
The Triton Fountain was executed by Bernini between 1642 and 1643.
It is located in Piazza Barnberini, busy crossroads between Via Veneto, Via Barberini, Via Quattro Fontane and Via del Tritone.
It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII of the Barberini family and was executed to provide water from the Acqua Felice aqueduct which the Pope had just restored.
The famous 'bees', symbol and coat of arms of the Barberini family is visible on the fountain.
Written 12 July 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Piazza Barberini is one of the busiest intersections in Rome with the Bernini’s fountain right in the middle of it. Fontana Del Tritone looked so beautiful at night with festively lit up Bernini Hotel on the background. The whimsical dolphin heads of the pedestal and the statue of Tritone are splendid examples of Bernini’s genius.
Written 9 June 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,793 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Another of Bernini's. Not as grand as some of the others, but pleasant enough to justify pausing to admire it for a few moments.
Written 21 February 2020
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