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  • Address: Piazza Barberini, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone) Tours

Piazza Barberini is easy to overlook, as it’s relatively small and surrounded by busy streets, but at its center is the Triton Fountain, a sculptural masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The Triton Fountain, or Fontana del Tritone in Italian, was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and built in 1642-1643 by Bernini. It was an outlet of the Acqua Felice aqueduct that the pope had just restored, and was the first public fountain Bernini designed that was free-standing.

The fountain features a large figure of Triton at its center, holding a conch shell to his mouth and blowing water out of it. Below him are four dolphins, whose tails form the base on which he kneels. Bernini also worked in the symbols of his patron, the Barberini family - there are bees carved into the dolphin tails.

The Barberini Palace is near the fountain on the square (today, it is home to the National Gallery of Ancient Art), and another Bernini fountain dedicated to Pope Urban VIII is not far away - it is known as the Fountain of the Bees.

Practical Info

There is another fountain in Rome with a similar name - Fountain of the Tritons - in front of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the church where you’ll find the Mouth of Truth. That one is not a Bernini creation, so be sure you’re in Piazza Barberini to see the Bernini work.

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Skip-the-Lines Barberini Palace Museum and Gallery Private Tour, Rome, null
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Skip-the-Lines Barberini Palace Museum and Gallery Private Tour

Enjoy a 2.5-hour private tour of the barberini Palace and Museum with a local guide. Skip the lines and explore the palace highlights, including masterpieces ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Rome by Twilight, Rome, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Rome by Twilight

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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs

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In the Footsteps of Bernini Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off, Rome, City Tours
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In the Footsteps of Bernini Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Follow in the footsteps of Gian Lorenzo Bernini , one of the greatest artists in the history of Italy and a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Rome Walking Tour Including the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Rome Walking Tour Including the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

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Enjoy this walking tour with a professional guide and admire Rome for two hours with a small group.This city walking tour will be provided with lots of ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs

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Trevi Fountain to Pantheon Guided Free Tour in Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Trevi Fountain to Pantheon Guided Free Tour in Rome

Take a fun and informative guided tour of the city center of Rome that features spectacular squares, fountains and important buildings. You will visit Piazza ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Vicus Caprarius - the City of Water, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Vicus Caprarius - the City of Water

Discover the most evocative archaeological findings above and under the city of Rome.

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Rome: Walking Tour Bocca della Verità and Teatro Marcello, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Rome: Walking Tour Bocca della Verità and Teatro Marcello

Discover the stories and legends of the ancient Romans through the "Bocca della Verità". Enjoy a great panoramic view of the Circus Maximus. Let ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Half-Day Rome Tour with Professional English-Speaking Driver, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Private Half-Day Rome Tour with Professional English-Speaking Driver

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This private 6-hour Rome tour allows you to enjoy the comfort and convenience of personal transportation while spending time around the main squares of ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Beauty of Baroque Rome with Borghese Gallery Ticket, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Beauty of Baroque Rome with Borghese Gallery Ticket

This fully private and exclusive tour covers entire Baroque Rome. Bernini, Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, architects of an ecclesiastical revolution during the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Master Builder: Bernini's Rome plus Borghese Gallery Ticket, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Master Builder: Bernini's Rome plus Borghese Gallery Ticket

This is a fully private and exclusive tour of Bernini's life and works in Rome in a little over 4 hours. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680), great rival of ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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