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“Hidden Jewel!”
Review of Piazza Mattei

Reviewed 27 June 2018

This piazza is another hidden jewel in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto. It takes the name from the patrician Mattei family, whose palace is adjacent to the Costaguti palace. The square is famous for the "Fontana delle Tartarughe" (Turtle Fountain).

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

There is nothing interesting about this square but the Turtle fountain by della Porta, adorned with statues of dolphins, shells and turtles - the last sculptured by Bernini. The square makes sense to be visited only if your path from or to Torre Argentina goes to the Ghetto.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Piazza Mattei is a lovely little piazza with a beautiful turtle fountain in the middle. It's a 16th century creation and obviously has a long history behind it. It is small and peaceful but there is no need to go out of your way to visit. We just happened to come across it while walking the streets of the city. If you are nearby, then it would be worth having a closer look.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

On the square there is the famous Fontana delle Tartarughe, which is according a nice tale was built in one night. The other attractions is the Palazzo Mattei with a beautiful courtyard - full of statues.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but if you are in the area, the piazza has a nice fountain and some interesting ruins nearby.

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