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Fontana delle Tartarughe

Fontana delle Tartarughe Review

Designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1581 and sculpted by Taddeo Landini, this 16th-century fountain, set in venerable Piazza Mattei, is Rome's most charming. The focus of the fountain is four bronze boys, each grasping a dolphin spouting water into a marble shell. Bronze turtles held in the boys' hands drink from the upper basin. The turtles are thought to have been added in the 17th century by Bernini.

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  • Address: Piazza Mattei, Jewish Ghetto, Rome, 00186 | Map It
  • Location: Ghetto
Updated: 03-19-2014

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