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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #22 of 726 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is really nice large open space with the three fountains. It's a great spot to relax and people watch and either enjoy an outdoor cafe (it's lined with them) or to grab a gelato. Despite a lot of people it didn't feel chaotic. Tip It's an easy walk from there across the river and up the main road to... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the fountain with the goal of visiting the locations from Angels and Demons. However, we got to the fountain and found shops, performers, artists, and people just generally enjoying the area. It was beautiful and made me feel like I was really in Italy. I could have sat at Piazza Navona for hours just people-watching and enjoying... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Piazza Novona is a tourist hub. If you can stand the crowds and street artists and hawkers peddling their wares,this piazza has a lot to offer in terms of scenic beauty (gorgeous flowers) and marvellous fountains,The fountain of Four Rivers, being the main attraction. There are two other fountains,less mammoth in size,but equally charming. A great place to nurse a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers dominates the Piazza Navona and is an equal favourite for us with the Trevi Fountain which is sadly closed at present. We were told that the four giant statues represent the principal rivers of the continents known at the time: the Nile represented Africa, with its veiled head because the source of the river... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the coolest fountains in Rome. I wanted to visit it because of Angels and Demons, but it was well worth the trip as well.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just love the piazza and got so many pics clicked. Icing on the cake is that it has an even bful history of creation. Four Rivers represent the 4 continents known to Rome at that point in time. Pre study about it and you will love it like we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Here u can perfectly relax at the end of a long day full if sight seeing and walking We went there at 9 o clock at night and jut sat there watching the crowd of entertainers, musicians and artists The spring is at night even more beautiful than at day time and is in the middle of a lovely square... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a really beautiful fountain to see, amazing work and detail by Bernini. The only downside was the crowds. So many people it made really appreciating it challenging, and even harder to take decent pictures that didn't have a million tourists in them. I was glad it was walking distance from the Pantheon too. Was able to hit three... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent our last night in a place almost on the Piazza, and had an opportunity to enjoy this fountain both during the day and again that night. We knew ahead of time that we would be seeing this and learned all about the meaning. This fountain, along with the shopping and artists in the square make this area a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beautiful architecture in the middle of Piazza Navona, makes for a gorgeous photo backdrop! The little restaurants and gelateria ensure a flow of tourists at all times.

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