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|
|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.