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Fountain of the Four Rivers

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #21 of 730 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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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's a splendid fountain done none other than by Lorenzo Bernini. It is in the heart of Piazza Navona and it represents a river from each continent; the Danube from Europe, Nile from Africa, Ganges from Asia and Rio de la Plata from South America.

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Carrigaline, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was amazing to see and would be well worth a visit to see the fountain in all its glory. Pictures don't do it justice

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Clitheroe, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I always make a point of visiting this wonderful fountain when I am in Rome. This year's visit was spoiled, however, by an incredibly rude official. Last time I visited nobody bothered if you sat on the rim of the fountain. This time, however, I sat down and a female ?policewoman stormed over shouting "OUT! OUT" at the top of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I feel very angry when I see foreign people with their feet almost swimming in such a beautiful fountain. I would like foreign people to have the same respect they force us Italians to have when we are abroad.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When we visited the Piazza as a stop-off on the way to the Pantheon we came across this fountain. Indeed I was eager to get the guidebook out and find out more. This attractive fountain has elegant statues and a mighty Egyptian obelisk on display. Worth a look when in the area.

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Qormi, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I was there during the Christmas period and in piazza navona there will be the Christmas village, and in the middle there you will find this majestic and impressive fountain. its one of the most beautiful fountains i have ever seen, if you love to take photos you will have a party there as there is so many different angles... More

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great fountain in Piazza Navona. Lots of interesting vantage points for photographs. Sit down with a gelato and enjoy the view of the fountain, the square and the street performers. As with most attractions in Rome it is worthwhile to see this in both daylight and at night as it is lit up beautifully after dark.

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Bourg-en-Bresse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you go to Roma, please take time to see it, it can go fast even if very crowded, but it worse the visit !

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Entering into the Piazza you have to just stand and stare. Beautiful fountains, even the little ones were staring, good to see. Best time to see this area is in the evening when it comes to life with Street performers, and the restaurants begin to fill up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

While walking between the Spanish Steps and Trevi fountain via August' tomb. Its a really lovely fountain, giant statues, good perspectives. Really pleased we found it.

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