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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #20 of 731 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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Chicago, Illinois
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this fountain. It was feature in one of the DaVinci Code movies (the guy who died by water...) Read up on the 4 rivers and why they are not facing each other. One of my favorite spots in Rome.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely fountain in Piazza Navona is near several gelato opportunities and is a great people watching break spot. Police shew visitors away from sitting on the fountain or dipping toes but an occasional spritz escapes the fountain to refresh.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Square (Piazza Navona) was very busy and vibrant, with street performers, clowns and musicians. The fountain itself is just magnificent and truly worth going to see, the history behind it is very interesting so read up before you go!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Yet another Bernini masterpiece and a must see structure in Rome. The square where this is located is also a happening place with street artists performance, nice cafe's, restaurants and street sellers etc. There is a beautiful church The St Agnes in Agony to the front of the fountain. It is nice to have a guide to explain you about... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This sculpture is on of the best I have ever seen. It has history. For full experience read the history, or ask someone about it. Must see.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The whole scene at the fountain and the Piazza Nuvana was beautiful several times as we traveled through the square. In the evening, street performers collect crowds, but morning is more peacful.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had no idea that the Fountain of the Four Rivers was in Piazza Navona, but we're glad we saw it because it was the best fountain running in Rome (Trevi in under construction). The representations of the 4 continents were very cool, and we loved just sitting by the fountain and people watching for a nice break in the... More

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alfreton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Fountain of the Four Rivers depicts Gods of the four great rivers in the four continents, sculptured by Bernini. you see the water gushing out of the figures. While here walk on to Navona square, and lunch on piazza and ice cream. Wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A beautiful fountain like so many others. One of three magnificent ones in the pedestrian piazza that make it so special. The setting of entertainers, artists, and palaces and fine eateries make this a nice location night or day.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Piazza Navona itself is a beautiful Piazza to just hang around and eat a gelato with 3 beautiful fountains. But this fountain is something else, represents the 4 rivers of the 4 continents (Australia wasn't known then). Amazing fountain of the hands of Bernini.

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