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Fontana delle Api del Bernini

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A minor Bernini masterpiece

While your attention at Piazza Barberini may be drawn to the Fontana del Tritone, of the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Charming_Karl
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Charleston, South Carolina
Near Barberini square

This is a rather small fountain, and easily missed. Unlike other fountains of Rome which are... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
EnakshiC
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Navi Mumbai, India
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Sep 24, 2018
“A minor Bernini masterpiece”
Sep 12, 2018
“Near Barberini square”
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Via Vittorio Veneto | Via veneto, 00185 Rome, Italy
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

While your attention at Piazza Barberini may be drawn to the Fontana del Tritone, of the well-muscled river god atop the fountain in the middle of the square, across the street from the other end of the piazza is the small but also interesting Fontana...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a rather small fountain, and easily missed. Unlike other fountains of Rome which are usually bigger and more opulent, this is a fountain of bees. The water flowing out from the mouth of the bees.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

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 3 June 2018

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 Originally made as a water source for horses.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.

Thank ThereIsN0Spoon
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.

Thank JnVSydney
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

Thank Chinapjs
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.

Thank TeemanRacketman
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

Thank Maggi713
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.

Thank TheShis
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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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
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