After Via del Tritone and Via Veneto were opened into Piazza Barberini, the square took on its present aspect. During the 17th Century, it was named after the noble Barberini family that owned a large palace here with gardens that has now become the National Gallery of Ancient Art. The Barberini were also celebrated by two fountains by Bernini commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, the Triton fountain and the Bee fountain; the latter bears the family's coat of arms.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Barberini