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Piazza Della Minerva, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

The name derives from this being the place where Pmpeius Magnus erected a temple in honour of Minerva Calcidica. The famous monument by Bernini comprises a little elephant (colloquially "pulcino" a corruption of "porcino", or piglet, as it was initially nicknamed) carrying a small egyptian...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is the elephant which was carved by Bernini which is in the Piazza della Minerva. There is an obelisk on top of this elephant and a cool church next to it as well. This is right near the back of the Pantheon. Worth seeing...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This Elephant by Bernini is located at Piazza Della Minerva, not far from the Pantheon and is part of the Minerva obelisk. Worth seeing it.

Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter's first time to Rome...I wanted to show her this as she adores elephants...and it is one thing you do not expect to see..... But when you first see this well detailed darling...you cant but adore him! My daughter was so surprised..she wanted to...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This was one of several little surprises we discovered while walking around Rome. This beautiful elephant at the base of the column was a delight to see.

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Located within (the centre piece) Piazza della Minerva, is Bernini's beautiful Elephant, not as popular as other piazza's of Rome (there was no one around during our visit), however, a must see (its not everyday you get to see a master sculpture up close and...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

While this elephant supporting an obelisk may not be the highlight of Rome it is interesting to see how Bernini executed the animal. Take a look, if you are nearby - close to the Pantheon.

Thank 166karstenk
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This elephant, toppled by an obelisk, is a fine Bernini's marble work. It is just outside the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva church, behind the Pantheon. It was ordered by one of the popes, Alexander VII, who was very fond of Bernini.

Thank 823milend
Reviewed 6 January 2018

After going to the Pantheon we were just walking around the area. We didn't know this Bernini was in this square. A very nice surprise and a beautiful work of art. Only in Italy!

Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This beautiful masterpiece is in an out of the way street. We were a bit misplaced (lost) and came across it. I could not get my eyes away from the detailed figure of a lovely elephant..

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Like others, we kind of found this accidentally. It's a gem of a find, so beautifully done. Worth the hunt.

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