Sep 30, 2014

Piazza Barberini

Piazza Barberini at night, a splendid square. Its name derives from the adjacent Palazzo Barberini (where there is the National Gallery of Ancient Art) and the homonymous ancient family who lived there. At the center, the wonderful Triton Fountain, artistic work by the famous Baroque artist, Bernini, created in 1643 for Pope Urban VIII. The sculptural group is composed of four dolphins who acrobatically sustain with their tails an enormous shell. The Triton blows on this shell through a sea snail shouting water
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