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Fontana delle Tartarughe, Rome

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The Fontana delle Tartarughe (The Turtle Fountain) is a fountain of the late Italian Renaissance, located in Piazza Mattei, in the Sant'Angelo district of Rome, Italy. It was built between 1580 and 1588 by the architect Giacomo della Porta and the sculptor Taddeo Landini. The bronze turtles around the upper basin, usually attributed either to Gian Lorenzo Bernini or Andrea Sacchi, were added in either 1658 or 1659 when the fountain was restored.
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  • It is located in a small charmiing square, in the historic center. The fountain was built around the end of 1500 on a project by Giacomo della Porta. The sculptures of the four children who raise...  more »
  • The Fontana delle Tartarughe (The Turtle Fountain) is a gem of the late Italian Renaissance located in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto in the center of the Piazza Mattei. It is not clear that the...  more »
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  • Here is where someone met up with second wife.. so romantic i can remember that guy dancing n kissing his love. Then i would drive him back to his house.. n soccer game next day dancer coach. That guy is talented my kids love him.
  • Very cute and next to the Jewish district. Worth a quick stop.

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