Hotel in Rome near Piazza Barberini
Hotel Archimede Hotel is near numerous places of interest in the capital. Among these, Piazza Barberini stands out. Just over a kilometre and a half separates us from one of the most important squares in the historic centre of Rome. You can get there in about 20 minutes on foot, walking along Via dei Mille, towards Via Marghera, Via Solferino, Via Volturno, Via Cernaia/Piazza delle Finanze, Via Pastrengo, Via Antonio Salandra, Via Giosuè Carducci, Via di San Nicola da Tolentino.
Piazza Barberini is located between the Quirinal Hill and the Gardens of Sallust. Its name comes from Palazzo Barberini, which looks out onto this street. The Baroque style building accommodates part of the National Gallery of Ancient Art and the Italian Institute of Numismatics. It can be visited every day from 8.30 am to 7 pm, except on Mondays (closing day). In the centre of Piazza Barberini, you will find the Triton Fountain, built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1643.
The fountain is entirely carved out of travertine marble and is characterized by a bowl over which there are four dolphins that emerge from the water using their tails to hold up an open bivalve shell, in the centre of which stands Triton the God. On the corner where the square meets Via Veneto, there is the Fountain of the Bees, built in 1644, also by Bernini.
It was moved and taken to pieces during the year 1880. Most of these pieces were never found again and this led to the building of a new fountain, an exact copy of the previous one, by Adolfo Apolloni. On the fountain, you will notice the depiction of three bees, the symbol of the Barberini family. Via Veneto, made famous by the film "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini, branches off of Piazza Barberini.