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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #22 of 727 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

After the Trevi Fountain, this is for me the second most beautiful fountain in Rome. It is a true gem with marvelous statues. It is located at the famous Piazza Navona, beautiful square surrounded by many restaurants and cafes, where you can watch different street artists or buy some lovely paintings of Rome. It can be very crowded but it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This amazing fountain is one of 3 great examples in Piazza Navona. We visited in the evening, spending time examining the fountains, enjoying the beauty and people watching.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The main attraction is the Four Rivers fountain by Bernini, and it is magnificent. But, this is a huge piazza with restaurants, gelato shops, street performers and artists, so it's a great place to relax and watch people for a while. We were also there at night, and it's equally crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

A lovely space to sit and enjoy the people watching. There are buskers (the police do come by to get rid of them) as well as hawkers selling "very real" bags. The restaurants around the edge are expensive and the church charges to take photos. A great atmosphere. Spectacular fountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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