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Fountain of the Four Rivers

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Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Description: Pope Innocenzo X commissioned Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1651 to create this...
Pope Innocenzo X commissioned Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1651 to create this monumental fountain, which would adorn the piazza in front of the family palace.
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Bravo Bernini

You gotta love Bernini. The man new what he was doing. They all represent a river God: Rio de la Plata God, representing the Americas, the Danube river God, the Ganges river God... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You gotta love Bernini. The man new what he was doing. They all represent a river God: Rio de la Plata God, representing the Americas, the Danube river God, the Ganges river God and the Nile river God. I love old statues, they had meaning and power. Everything seemed to be connected. It's really beautiful when you're in front of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Fountain Quattro Fiumi is Fantastic! in a large square, Piazza Navona (Navona from Navy, because in the medium age they use to fill with water the whole square, to play navy battles!) yiu have this masterpiece: the four main rivers known in 16th Century; Nile, Danube, Rio della Plata, Gange. You will recognise them according the decoration around. One... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You will be impressed by how many details are in one sculpture and how amazing and beautiful the statues are... Sitting there watching people admiring this wonderful fountain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

don t miss this marvellous place piazza navona as a very beautifull artwork you can see in some movies

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This fountain - and Piazza Navona - should definitely get a spot on your itinerary in Rome. Take a few minutes to sit and watch the people and warm up with a cup of coffee or cool off with a gelato.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful stunning artwork, definitely a must see, situated in Piazza Navona. Incredible artwork and fantastic detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Berninis glorious fountain was built in 1651, and it is a wonderful sculpture. Beautiful, and the Piazza it is in, the Piazza Navona is well worth a visit anyway, as it's a typical Italian Piazza. Would love to see it at night, I bet it's amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautifu, lacking some maintenance. Very croded and hard to view except in the mornings. Look at the detailing from all sides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful fountains in Rome, plenty of shops around the square. Take your time and enjoy this square, get a gelato etc. Lots of nearyby attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We saw this both at day and again at night. Its is for us one of the better fountains in Rome as it depicts the Nile, Danube, Ganges and the Rio De la Plata, representing the 4 continents where the catholic church has presence. Its a really interesting and meaningful fountain, unlike many others in the city

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With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
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