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  • Address: Piazza Mattei, Roma, Italy 00186

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Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) Tours

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Rome’s Trastevere district, the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) is one of many important monuments found in the historic Jewish Ghetto. The collaborative masterpiece of sculptor Taddeo Landini and architect Giacomo della Porta, the fountain was built between 1580 and 1588, and stands at the center of the Piazza Mattei.

A prime example of late Renaissance art, the fountain’s design features a central pedestal depicting four ephebes perched on marble shells, each lifting turtles to the upper water basin. Today, the original bronze turtles that gave the fountain its name have been replaced by replicas thanks to a spate of thieving, while the originals are preserved in the Capitoline Museums. 

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The Turtle Fountain is located on Piazza Mattei, in the Trastevere district of Rome.

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Rome Evening Food Experience, Rome, null
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Rome Evening Food Experience

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The Rome Evening Food Experience is a 4 hrs guided restaurant hopping tour that explores the richness of Italian cuisine and tradition with an emphasis in ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.78
2-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour of Rome, Rome, Food Tours
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2-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour of Rome

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Take in the views and history of Rome, the Eternal City, on this two-hour small-group guided segway tour. You’ll zip around the ancient city where a history ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 6 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.97
The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch, Rome, Segway Tours
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The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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This 6-hour walking city tour in a small group max 12 people, visits the the heart of Rome, two of the most iconic districts of Rome, Trastevere and the old ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.78
The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour, Rome, Cultural Tours
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

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Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.80

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