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The Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone) is another one of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s creations. This was built for the Palazzo Barberini, which was owned by Pope Urban VII’s family.
There are several elements in the fountain that represent Pope Urban VII and the Barberini family. The three B’s are incorporated in the family coat of arms. The tiara and keys represents the Pope.
Ovid’s Metamorphosis was also one of Bernini’s inspirations for this fountain. The story tells about how Triton, son of Neptune, blew his horn and thus put an end to the great flood. Triton is depicted as a muscular sea god, kneeling on a scallop shell and supported by four dolphins.
After a year when Fontana del Tritone was completed, Pope Urban VII died.
According to local stories, whoever throws a coin over his shoulder into the fountain will return to Rome. The same story is popularized about the Trevi Fountain.
The Triton Fountain is located at the Piazza Barberini, outside the Palazzo Barberini.
|Fontana della Barcaccia|
|The literal translation of the Fontana della Barcaccia is the “Fountain of the Leaky Boat. Symmetry can be observed with the fountain. The boat is also half sunk, below street level. Unlike most fountains in Rome, there is a low pressure on the water of the Barcaccia, therefore there is no water spectacle Read more......|
|The Trevi Fountain is the largest and most famous fountain in Rome with a width of 22 meters and height 26 meters. It is situated at the Piazza di Trevi Read more......|
|Piazza del Popolo|
|The Piazza del Popolo is named after the poplar, a deciduous tree of the willow family its name. The square was designed by Giuseppe Valadier Read more......|