Today I would like to take you to Piazza Barberini with its beautiful Fontana del Tritone (Triton Fountain). The Triton Fountain was created in 17th century by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a very famous Baroque sculptor whose work you can find all around Rome. Sea god Triton kneels majestically in the middle of the fountain on four dolphin tails, raising a big conch to his lips. Tritone was the first fountain built by Bernini in Rome, and at that time it was a very innovative deed: It was the first romantic, garden-style fountain built in the heart of a big urban area for the practical purpose of providing water from an aqueduct. Bernini was a visionary who proved that even a functional urban piece can become a beautiful work of art.
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