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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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This is my favourite place in Rome its vibrant and facinating. Have been there a couple of times and even made our daughter promise to visit when she was in Rome on her honeymoon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite place in Rome its vibrant and facinating. Have been there a couple of times and even made our daughter promise to visit when she was in Rome on her honeymoon. Good restaurants which are not expensive and fab local wine.

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Adana, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It is a great piece of art and very intriguing to see and understand (saw it on the free walking tour). It is in a large square full of artists painting and selling their work, and surrounded by restaurants. Go early on Sunday morning for a great peaceful walk and look at some beautiful art.

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Sylmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Piazza Navona is a short walk from Trevi Fountain. Arrived at the Piazza early evening, the fountain stands right in the middle of the Piazza and looks really grand with all the lights around. Had a snack in one of the cafes infront of the fountain and with a Italian singing "Amore", what else can you ask for? Will come... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I know a review of Excellent sounds like a lot for one fountain. It is possible to visit one of the masterpieces of the Baroque era's most accomplished sculptors, Bernini, and walk away feeling, "eh it's impressive, but excellent?" As in life, any experience is what you make, and my friends and I were fortunate enough to make it night... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I liked the scale, the figures, and the placement of the sculptures on Bernini's huge fountain in the middle of the Piazza Navona, once a Roman race track. The skill in carving these figures of stone much exceeds that of the 2 fountains at the ends of the square. Bernini's fountain also had more sculptures to see. I had to... More 

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Chelyabinsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

In Rome there re two most wanted fountains - The four river fountain and the fountain Trevi. And even though maybe the last is more popular among tourists, I recommend to visit this fountain on Bernini Square and feel the beat and the rythm of Eternal city - Rome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi Built atop an antique Roman stadium, Piazza Navona's heart is the exuberant "fountain of the four rivers". Designed and built by Gianlorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X, this is a work of architecture and art: it actually supports the Roman obelisk while surrounding it with high-spirited Baroque figures. Tourist guides, referring to the feud between these... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This is a really cool fountain along with the square surrounding it. One of my favorite pictures from our trip came from this location!

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to take in the history of the 4 Rivers Fountain as well as it's impressive Beauty of the Piazza itself. While on a vacation My daughter and I visited Piazza Navona on Thursday and loved it so we decided to return on Sunday. To our delightful surprise on Sundays they have various artists selling their creations. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Come here at night when the lights shed new life to the marble and you can enjoy the atmosphere Of this aonderful piazza.

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Address: Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori

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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.
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