Rome - Barberini Square live camBeautiful view on the Barberini Square with Lorenzo Bernini's Triton Fountain. Via Veneto in the background

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jetzen

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROMA !!! 21ST OF APRIL

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    • 2 months ago
    • John Smith

    Rome at 4am ... I love it, so peaceful :)

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    • 4 months ago
    • Kiki

    Looks great, can finally see that lovely building!

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    • 5 months ago
    • Ania

    W dniu 8 stycznia częściowo zamarznięta fontanna piękne, długie sople taki widok w Roma niesamowity.

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    • 5 months ago
    • George G.

    Спасибо!

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    • 5 months ago
    • George G.

    Чудесное место

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    • 5 months ago
    • George G.

    Amici! Mi congratulo con Voi per il Nuovo Anno! E per noi è già prossimo! Abbiamo , a Pescara, la Russia, già 2:00 2017 Anno Nuovo! Salute e buona fortuna!!!.

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    • 7 months ago
    • Rodney Hutton

    At last, the construction has been removed at via Veneto.

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    • 10 months ago
    • Kiki

    Thank you Rodney! I might go back to Rome for work and will check out hotel you recommended for our stay.

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    • 10 months ago
    • John

    In september 2014, i met a lady in a cafetaria in Rome near the Via Arcione, that was a beautifull night. I still can't forget her :-(

  • avatar
    • 11 months ago
    • Rodney Hutton

    I should have said there is more Bernini sculpture and history concentrated in this area than in any place in Rome outside of the Vatican.

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    • 11 months ago
    • Rodney Hutton

    When in Rome, stay at the Hotel Modigliani, which is on via Purification, at the top center of the picture. Read Trip Advisor for descriptions of the hotel. It is convenient to the metro stop at Barberini (top right), the bus going toward Argentina, Campo di Fiori, Church of the Jesu is to the left top side of the picture, and the bus toward Termni and the Borghese is at the lower right of the picture. The hotel is ten minutes from everywhere: The Spanish steps are 5 minutes from the hotel; Trevi is a short 10 minute walk. There is more Bernini sculpture and history concentrated in this area than any other place in Rome. There are many magnificent restaurants nearby.

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    • 11 months ago
    • Kiki

    Thank you Rodney for the information.

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    • 11 months ago
    • Rodney Hutton

    The construction site allows access to the metro. The station and line at Barberini are being modernized. There are no benches because this is no a place where one would sit for long. There is no shade in summer and it is all cobblestone, not a park like setting with grass and trees. Also there is vehicular traffic on all sides, and people on foot are going to their work or whatever. The Fountain of the Bees is not being restored at this time. This piazza is a cultural crossroads with the art museum nearby, the church with Bernini's Ectasy of St. Teresa up the street and Trevi a few meters away. Also up a steep hill is the Quirinale. You can see a little of via Veneto, a beautiful street with high end hotels.

Rome - Barberini Square

Barberini Square (Piazza Barberini) is one of the most important Roman squares, situated between the Quirinal Hill (Colle Quirinale) and the Gardens of Sallust (Horti Sallustiani or Giardini di Sallustio), it was named after the adjacent Palazzo Barberini (Via delle Quattro Fontane), Barberini Family-owned, one of Rome’s greatest dynastic families.

With the exception of the magnificent palace, the whole space was in the past occupied by a few poor houses and uncultivated gardens but the family even had a theater built here, Teatro Barberini, a work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1634) which, until 1873, enjoyed great success; it was just during the late 19th century that works of reconstruction began, Barberini Square was renovated and embellished by decorative elements and architectural masterpieces such as the Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone) at its center, one of the most elegant Bernini's works and among the most appreciated fountains in Rome; it was commissionated by Pope Urban VIII Barberini in 1643 and depicts four dolphins supporting a large scallop on which is seated the sea-god Triton blowing water through a shell held up in his hands, the dolphins'tails are decorated with the bees of the Barberini family crest; in 1644 Bernini also created the smaller Fountain of the Bees (Fontana delle Api) in honor of Pope Urban VIII Barberini, today located in a corner of the square, exactly where Via Veneto enters Barberini Square. Until the 18th century the whole wide space in front of the Triton Fountain was sadly used to display unknown and unidentified human corpses for a possible public identification while a more agreeable event, the “Triumph of the Strawberries" in the 19th century, consisted of a popular procession and festival characterized by chariots and agricultural carts full of flowers and delicious strawberries.

Anyway it's only during the 16th century that in Barberini Square new churches and palaces around were built, elegant buildings and gardens replaced old structures, in the first years of the 20th century it already appeared to be as a modern urban space; moreover, thanks to the access to Via Veneto and Via Barberini, the square is today within easy reach and one of the busiest traffic centers in the city, just a few minutes distance from Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi), Quirinal Hill and Piazza di Spagna.

Cam on-line since: 04/24/2013