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Fontana delle Tartarughe, Rome

Fontana delle Tartarughe - Rome, Italy
Fontana delle Tartarughe
Piazza Mattei, Rome, Italy 00186Map
+39 06 06 0608 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Centro Storico

This lovely fountain from the late 16th Century was ordered by the Mattei family to Giacomo della Porta's design. The statues, on the other hand, are by Taddeo Landini. The turtles that gave their name to the fountain, the work of an anonymous sculptor, were added only a century later. Some think that their creator may even be Bernini, but the evidence is thin; it was perhaps one of his pupils, which would justify any similarities between this work and the work of the illustrious sculptor.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Argentina
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