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Fontana delle Tartarughe

4.2/5
29 Reviews
Fountain
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: Piazza Mattei, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Phone: +39 06 0608

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The Tortoise Fountain (Fontane delle Tartarughe) is a late Italian Renaissance fountain located in Piazza Mattei (Piazza Mattei) in Rome, Italy. Built in 1580-1588 by the architect Giacomo della Porta (Giacomo della Porta) and the sculptor Taddeo Landini. The bronze tortoise is usually considered to be Zian · Bernini or Andre· Saki’s works. [1]

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Introduction

The fountain was built by the artist Taddeo Landini in the 16th century. He was commissioned the work by the Duke of Mattei. It was built for love by a broke man who finally got his girl. Situated in Piazza Mattei, this fountain features four young boys cavorting around it. After 70 years of the fountain's original construction, Bernini added the turtles to this architecture to enhance it's beauty.
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