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Fontana delle Tartarughe

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Fontana delle Tartarughe, or The Turtles' Fountain, is one of the Renaissance's little gems.
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Piazza Mattei, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

The Fountain of the Turtles is located in Piazza Mattei. It was about a 10-15 minute walk from Piazza Venezia. We were on a quest to see some of the unique fountains of Rome, and were glad we walked here! There's a charming restaurant in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Worth a look if you’re passing by it anyway. Otherwise give it a miss. It is very small and not a must see, especially when there are so many fountains in Rome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alisonnra
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Another beautiful fountain in Rome, this one located in the Jewish quarter. Worth a quick stop as you are visiting the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is a beautiful fountain located in Piazza Mattei with sculptures of adolescents, turtles and dolphins. There are a few replicas of this fountain in the USA and a romantic tale is linked to it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

This fountain featuring a Turtle being held up by the hands of sculpted people on the rim of the fountain drew our attention in this city of fountains. There is an interesting story to it which I will lets you discover for yourselves

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a great little fountain that we found walking from the Pantheon to Colosseum, lovely Architecture and a bonus it wasn’t surrounded by tourists.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

When I lived in Rome as a teenager, this was one of my favorite fountains in Rome. There was something whimsical about it then and still today. TheTurtle Fountain was built by Taddeo Landini between 1581-1588. The fountain is considered one of Rome's finest, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

This is a beautiful fountain near the Largo di Torre Argentina and Jewish Ghetto adorned with turtles placed there by Bernini. It's very charming!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Fontana delle Tartarughe is a small fountain near to largo Di Torre Argentina. The fountain had been built in the 16th century with four men standing on a fish with turtles lying above them. Quite interesting but easily missed out during the visit to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

This is a nice small fountain that was built in the 16th century. Bernini added the turtles to it. It can be easily overlooked for the more grander fountains in Rome.

Date of experience: August 2017
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