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“Piazza Navona's 4 Rivers fountain” 5 of 5 stars
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Fountain of the Four Rivers
Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza...
Ranked #18 of 777 Attractions in Rome
Type: Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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.
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“Piazza Navona's 4 Rivers fountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Interesting sculptures showing 4 rivers known in 1600's. Uruguay's Rio de la Plata is the surprise river only because other big rivers like the Amazon had not been discovered yet. It can be on the walking route to the Pantheon& Trevi Fountain.
An interesting square where artists set up easels and offer paintings for sale. If you have time check out the ruins of the original entrance to this piazza when it ws a race track A.D. 80.

Visited November 2012
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“Ah to see Bernini at his best !!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you are a Bernini fan this is for you,it is magnificant.My favorite time is to go in the very early morning and admire it from all angles.They represent the four rivers,Danube,the Ganges,the Nile,and the Plate,the four figures represent the four continents Europe,Asia,Africa,and America.There ar two other small fountains on either side in the piazza Fountain of the moor,the figure being Triton,and the other is Neptune Fountain.Bring your camera,and take a stroll through this beautiful piazza to admire the fountain of the four rivers,and if oyu are an Angels and Demons fan this is the fountain in one of the scenes!!!

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“Another fountain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Nice place with nice fountain. The best time to go there is when the place is busy with its market and just walk around.

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“Great place to slow down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

After running all over Rome, Piazza Novana is the perfect place to slow down, have a drink or meal and enjoy the sights and people watching. The Fountain of the Four Rivers in the middle of the piazza is spectacular.

Visited October 2012
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“worth the hype”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

a brilliant work and a wonderful area to enjoy

very busy in this area but always a spot can be found

it can be overwhelming with such great art & history... but this one is worth the detour


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