Triton Fountain at Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy

In the square in front of Palazzo Barberini is another gift from Pope Urban VIII to himself and his family: Triton Fountain. According to mythology, this merman was the messenger of the sea and son of Poseidon. The Greek god is portrayed blowing a conch shell which settled or agitated the seas. Fontana del Tritone was sculpted from travertine limestone by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and erected in Piazza Barberini in 1643.


Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy


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