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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 739 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Set in a beautiful piazza, his fountain adds to the ambiance of the Roman experience. the sculpture is remarkable, the fountain comforting, and the overall experience of sitting near this work of art and enjoying a gelato is a nice way to spend some quiet time in Rome.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Touring with a group this time. But everyone was WOWed by this! Evening visit so the lights were one. Piazza Navona was not all that crowded so lots of time to really experience Four Rivers! Since Trevi is closed for reno right now, I'd suggest this is you Plan B for sure. Though, even when Trevi reopens you won't want... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a tour of Rome, in which we stumbled upon the Fountain of the Four Rivers. Just to be able to see such an intricate and detailed fountain as this was amazing. It is surrounded by restaurants and cafe's and I recommend that while in Rome, take a stroll down to Piazza Navona, have some lunch... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely fountain in piazza navona. A beautiful area only a short walk from the pantheon. lots of picture opportunities.

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Teaneck, NJ
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

First, this fountain is just breathtaking, but be sure to learn about the history behind it. The stories of the artists is fascinating. If you dont have a guide, be sure to google the history. Great photo ops. You dont need much time here.

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Centreville, Virginia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is the fountain to visit as both the Trevi Fountain and Boat Fountain at the base of the Spanish stairs are under extensive restoration. This Baroque masterpiece by Bernini was completed in 1651 and has four statues that were to represent the four rivers - Danube, Ganges, Nile and Rio de la Plata- symbolizing the four known continents of... More

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Chicago, Illinois and Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Aside from this fountain there are two other lovely fountains and many restaurants for a quick bite. This is an excellent stopping place in the middle of a sightseeing day to relax and rejuvenate.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Piazza Navona was beautiful and the Bernini Fountain was really exquisite - so real! I especially love that you could drink excellent water spurting out of any Rome fountain!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was a most amazing place, very picturesque, huge sculptures. Lots of restaurants, plenty of choice. Worth a visit when visiting Rome

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This fountain is amazing, we found it by chance and the Piazza is lovely. The church is also worth a visit as it is beautiful. We had a drink at one of the many cafe's in the Piazza....we sat and watched the people...very relaxing.

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