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Fontana delle Api del Bernini

Via Vittorio Veneto | Via veneto, 00185 Rome, Italy
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FOUNTAIN OF THE BEES

This fountain, by Bernini, is located on a corner of the Piazza Barberini very close to the Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
Tiny Fountain of the Bees

As you walk around Rome keep your eyes open for this fountain as it is a beautiful and could be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ThereIsN0Spoon
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“FOUNTAIN OF THE BEES”
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“Tiny Fountain of the Bees”
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Via Vittorio Veneto | Via veneto, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This fountain, by Bernini, is located on a corner of the Piazza Barberini very close to the Museum of Capuchin Friars. It sits on the corner of Via Vittorio Veneto and Via di San Basilio. It is a marble bi-valve shell, with 3 bees resting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk around Rome keep your eyes open for this fountain as it is a beautiful and could be overlooked due to being rather small. Originally made as a water source for horses. Near the entrance to the metro.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Walking the streets of Rome we seem to be on a find the Bernini sculptures tours. Compared to his other works this one seems quite plain in contrast. However, quite beautiful in its own right, we especially like the bees.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Not expecting to see this charming Bernini fountsin in the middle of a busy piazza. I was there to meet friends from the nearby embassy. This fountain is said to be Bernini's last work from 1644

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It was surprising to find this fountain at Barberini Square. The design is unique but not really attractive. It survived 300+ years so it deserves some credit.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

At the foot of the Via Veneto on the right side of the street, you will find the delightful Fountain of the Bees. It consists of a marble bi-valve shell with three bees of the same material resting on it. This is the last work...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a tiny fountain in a shape of a conch, located in Barberini square. The fountain was dry during our visit.

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

One of the many statues gracing Rome by the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini, this charming fountain is a giant clam shell, on which are several bees, the symbol of the Barberini family, who commissioned the fountain. Hence it is referred to as the “Fountain of...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We found Berninis' Bee fountain hidden away and looking unloved which is really sad for such a beautiful fountain.

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Bernini had quite the gift for detail and this fountain is no different. It very near the Capuchin Monastery so worth stopping to see it along the way. Unfortunately, there is a lot of construction nearby so it seems to be in a bit of...More

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and
Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a
posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and
models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to
five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law
firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to
...More
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