• April 26, 2019

Turtle Fountain

Turtle Fountain

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The Turtle Fountain built in the 16thcentury by the Italian architect Giacomo della Porta can be found in the Jewish Ghetto in the heart of Rome. The original fountain designed in 1580 have featured bronze dolphins, the little turtles were added 100 years afterwards by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The fountain was funded by the family Mattei and it was used as a water supply for the neighbourhood. A legend says that the fountain was built during a single night as Muzio Mattei a member of the family obsessed by gambling wanted to win the trust of a wealthy father of the woman he wished to marry.