A Tourist in Rome - Fountain of the Tritons

Location:Via Petroselli, in Piazza Bocca della Verita
Metro:Circo Massimo and Bus #160, or see it on my To the Forum Boarium and Beyond Walking Tour instead
Time:about 10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

The Fountain of the Tritons is a fountain reminiscent of Bernini's Triton Fountain in a park-like area across the street from Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Two tritons kneeling on a large rock support a large shell with a mountain inside. Water trickles from the mountain into the shell and overflows down into a star-shaped base. The fountain is made of travertine. It was commissioned in 1717 by Pope Clement XI to be built by Carlo Bizzaccheri, and was completed in 1719.

    
Fountain of the Tritons, in front of Temple of Hercules Victor
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Fountain of the Tritons, in front of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, with its landmark campanile
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Fountain of the Tritons, in front of Santa Maria in Cosmedin
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A triton on the Fountain of the Tritons, in Piazza della Bocca della Verita
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A triton on the Fountain of the Tritons, in Piazza della Bocca della Verita
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Fountain of the Tritons, in Piazza della Bocca della Verita
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Fountain of the Tritons, in Piazza della Bocca della Verita
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Fountain of the Tritons, and the Campanile of Santa Maria in Cosmedin from Piazza della Bocca della Verita
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