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While you are walking in the city of Rome, you're looking at the important monuments made by great artists. For example Fountains, Churches, also small and It's not famous church brings statues, pictures and fresco ( painting wall).
So let's see out of the museum without paying entrance, what you can see....

Gian Lorenzo Bernini   

His first works were inspired by antique Hellenistic sculpture. "Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius" " The Rape of Proserpina" "Apollo and Daphne" "David" were displayed Borghese museum. Under the patronage of the Cardinal Borghese, the young Bernini rapidly rose to prominence as a sculptor. The first fountain hi made is "Fountain of the Triton" in Barberini square.  Then his first architectural project is " Baldachin" (1624-1633)  of basilica of St. Peter and many years after, he designed "St. peter square and colonnade". His life's work  started from 17 years old and closed 81 years old.
He active in various field and left many great works.

"Estasi di Santa Teresa d'Avila" 
<Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila 1644-1655>

Basilica di Santa Maria della Vittoria
Via XX Settembre 17
Open:7:00-12:00 / 15:30-19:00
The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila was designed and completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the leading sculptor of his day, who also designed the setting of the Chapel in mable, stucco and paint. It is generally considered to be one of the sculptural masterpieces of the High Roman Baroque.

"Fontana dei
Quattro Fiumi"
Fountain of  the Four Rivers 1648‐1651
Piazza Navona
The base of the fountain is as basin from the center of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, an ancient Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Platte representing the Americas.

Fontana del Tritone
< Triton Fountain 1642-1643>
Piazza Barberini

Fontana del Tritone by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The fountain is located in the Piazza Barberini.
At its centre rises a larger than lifesize muscular Triton, a minor sea god of ancient Greco- Roman legend, depicted as a merman kneeling on the sum of four dolphin tailfins.  The fountain has a base of four dolphins.

"Obelisco della Minerva"
<Elephant and Obelisk   1667>
Piazza della Minerva

Elephant and Obelisk is a sculpture designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The elephant was probably executed by his assistant Ercole Ferrata; It was unveiled in February 1667 in the piazza della Minerva in Rome, adjacent to the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, where it stands today.

"Fontana di Api"
<Fountain of the Bees 1644>
Piazza Barberini
(beginning of veneto street)

Fountain of the Bees is a fountain located in the Piazza Barberini in Rome where the Via Veneto enters the piazza. It was sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and completed in April 1644. Fontana delle Alpi consists of a marble bi-valve shell with three bees of the same material resting on it. The fountain was intended to be a watering trough for horses.

Fontana della Barcaccia 
<Fountain of the Ugly Boat 1623>
Piazza di Spagna
The Fontana della Barcaccia is a Baroque- style fountain found at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome. The sculptural fountain is made into the shape of a half- sunken ship with water overflowing its sides into a small basin. The source of the water comes from the Acqua Vergine, an aqueduct from 19 BCE. Bernini built this fountain to be slightly below street level due to the low water pressure from the aqueduct. Water flows from seven points of fountain: the center baluster; two inside the boat from sun- shaped human faces; and four outside the boat.


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Gian Lorenzo Bernini   
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IItalian artist who was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century and an outstanding architect as well. Bernini created the Baroque style of sculpture and and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in a discussion of that style. He died in Rome in 1680, and was buried in the "Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore".

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