Piazza Barberini

Piazza in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

More a traffic thoroughfare than a place to linger, this noisy square is named after the Barberini family, one of Rome’s great dynastic clans. In the centre, the Bernini-designed Fontana del Tritone depicts the sea-god Triton blowing a stream of water from a conch while seated in a large scallop shell supported by four dolphins. Bernini also crafted the Fontana delle Api in the northeastern corner, again for the Barberini family, whose crest featured three bees in flight.