The Tritone Fountain is located in Rome in Barberini Square. It is the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, which was commissioned by Pope Urbano VIIIBarberini, as part of the overall work of the building of the palace that the pontiff had built in 1625 and of the square on which it was faced. The realization, in 1610 of the public ornament of the city, was entrusted to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the favorite artist of the Pontifical Court of Urban VIII; Bernini designed in 1642-43 for Barberini Square one of his most successful fountains, the Tritone fountain. The latter contributed to restoring the decoration to the area formerly used for the cultivation of the vineyard, being placed on the margins of the director of the Streets Road; in this way, the area began to be animated by a very lively cultural life, so that since then Barberini Square with the fountain of the Triton Sonata, as it began to become known because of the hiss given by the zampillo became the favorite meeting of many artists visiting Rome. The Triton fountain, entirely travertine-carved, is made up of a mistiline tub of low height placed at the level of the ground, over which four dolphins are placed out of the open mouth that emerge elegantly from the water mirror. The latter, turning their tails and twisting them, hold a large open bivalve shell, at the center of which the sea god Triton rises. The Triton, with a mighty and erect trunk, and his legs covered with scales, reclining his head back in the act of blowing in a large cone-shaped shell, with his arms straight; Unlike traditional tritons, usually depicted with monstrous connotations, the Bernini statue has a more humane appearance. In any case, a tricky buccini (or tortilla shell) runs out of a tiny bubble of water that, dripping from the grooves of the shell, scatters and absorbs all the work and collects in the underlying pool. Among the dolphin queues are artistically interwoven two papal coat of arms with the three bees, a heraldic symbol of the Barberini family. The Triton fountain, on the whole, transmits an explicit message of dynastic excitement to the Barberini family, to which the pope belonged: bees, in fact, are the heraldic symbol of the house, and allude to the triumph of Divine Providence, while the dolphins point to symbolically to the benefits provided by the papal family. Bernini, in any case, for the figure of the tritone was inspired by the fountain of L'Aquila, realized by Stefano Maderno and placed in the Vatican gardens; the motif of the four dolphins, however, was resumed by a similar group of Nicolas Cordier destined for a fountain of the Vatican Gardens, which had disappeared today. Apart from technical perfection, compositional harmony and artistic tune, which make Tritone's fountain one of the most beautiful and most visited in Rome, Bernini used for the first time a particular expedient, which later exploited again successfully despite the many criticisms: it is the hollow base of the main sculptural group. Contrary to what has always been done so far, the central group did not rely on a central balustrade or pillar, but on a structure (specifically dolphin queues) that left a vacuum in the center, so as to give greater momentum and elegance to composition.