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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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Best fountain/sculpture in Rome!

Went to Trevi fountain. too many people. crazy. thought, what is the big deal here? Then happened to go to the Fountain of Four Rivers because my son likes Bernini.. IT IS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Went to Trevi fountain. too many people. crazy. thought, what is the big deal here? Then happened to go to the Fountain of Four Rivers because my son likes Bernini.. IT IS FABULOUS! Much better than the very popular Trevi. Been back twice. it is great. Love just sitting and looking at the 4 different statues within the 1 fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

You are not allowed to get your feet wet here, but have a good look at the extensive sculpture here. Perhaps have a recorded guide to help you fully appreciate what you are actually viewing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Let's suppose, you are a lover of fountains and you would like to see one of Bernini's artistic gem. If you are staying in a centrally located hotel in Rome, I recommend you a beautiful stroll from central areas of the City: Stazione Termini, Piazza Republica, or Via Nazionale/ where my hotel has been located/ as starting points, via charming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The fountain has recently been restored snd looks fabulous, it is situated on the Piazza Novana, we went there at evening time, grab yourself a large gelato and take a stroll through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great fountain located in centre of pizza angina. Bloodletting place or photo opportunity. Go to visit day or night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This fountain is located in Piazza Navona, one of the most interesting squares in Rome. This is a great place for taking pictures or just walking enjoying a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The richness of details is impressing and the surroundings add to the fountain beauty. Get involved to the scenery and enjoy a peaceful time while seating somewhere nearby, despite all the hustle and bustle of this plaza! A must-go place in Rome!

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Naklo nad Notecia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It is located on Piazza Navona, one of the most interesting places in the city. Real gem of a Baroque architecture, designed by Bernini, Italian artist and architect. It represents four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Río de la... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Massive statues - rather more fun than some. Great for a photo opportunity. Make sure you also have a gelato in your hand!

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This greatest fountain describes the four greatest famous rivers in the world and in link with Science which is the water

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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.