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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza...
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Ranked #18 of 777 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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melb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

After what seems like eons, they have finally put this startling masterpiece back together and blindingly clean. It's been a longtime coming and the end result has been helped by the 'purging' of the clutter of tat and stalls that had been increasingly overwhelming the open space of the piazza ( its actual raison d'etre) over the last 30 years.... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's a breathtaking fountain and you should read the story about the monuments there.Maybe take a beer and sit on the bences admiring another Bernini's creation.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great fountain to stop by. The craftsmanship is beyond rival and the history and story of the four figures is very interesting.

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winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

the workmanship is something you just don't see anymore. You will really enjoy this piece of sculpture.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong it's an incredible piece of art however because of it's location in Pizza Navona however it can get lost when you compare it with the Trevi Fountain or any of the number of amazing sites within walking distance. Still worth a look once you're in the area.

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a major center for tourists already, and in the summer (I've been in Rome at various times) tourists can cool their feet in the fountain. In November this was a very pleasant place and Bernini's fountains continue to be masterpieces that you must not miss. The whole area from the Pantheon and its surrounding churches to the Piazza... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The fountain was in the process of being restored, and therefore most of the beautiful statues were covered.

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This square is lovely and the fountain is spectacular, especially as the Trevi is being renovated and not worth seeing.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Magnificent fountain with exquisite sculpture. Popular attraction so quite crowded. Go into the church next to the fountain, it has a beautiful dome.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Spectacular! This is a definite must see for Rome & especially right now with the Trevi Fountain closed for maintenance. The Piazza Navona is also a great place to sit & enjoy a drink & people watch. The lighting at night makes for wonderful photos too.

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