A small square with a small fountain with turtles. Not a major sight but if you are nearby, you may want to appreciate it. Constructed around 1588.
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Really a cute, still functioning fountain built 1581-88 byGiacomo Della Porta. Star of the show, the turtles that are climbing into it. It's a nice surprise when you walk into the Piazza after visiting part of the nearby Jewish quarter.
This fountain is served by the same aqueduct that reached the Trevi fountain in 1570. Located within a small courtyard-style piazza on the edge of the Jewish ghetto. The turtles were actually added during an early restoration, and may have been originally made by Bernini....More
Fontana delle Tartarughe is another lovely fountain in Rome. The city is full of fountains and they are all really nice. It is hard to distinguish between them! This one is a really beautiful fountain and if you are in the area pay it a...More
Built between 1580 and 1588, by the architect Giacomo della Porta and the sculptor Taddeo Landini, this fountain channels water from ancient Rome's Acqua Vergine acqueduct and was the lifeline of its immediate neighborhood for centuries after its construction. The bronze turtles around the upper...More
We yet again stumbled on this by accident in a rather scruffy little square a tad off the beaten track. I have to admit that the fountain is rather attractive composition - four bronze youths each resting their foot on the head of a dolphin....More
The late Renaissance La Fontana delle Tartarughue or Turtle Fountain occupies a portion of Piazza Mattei and was designed by Giacomo della Porta, who also designed the two fountains flanking both ends of the Piazza Navona. This fountain morphed into different shapes including dolphins that...More
Small quirky little fountain in the back streets of Rome. met here at the start of the food tour I went on. Interesting fact - the turtles were supposed to be dolphins, but the water pressure wasn't strong enough..... hence the turtles. charming but not...More