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Fontana dei Quattro fiumi

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
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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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Beautiful fountain

Beautiful fountain in a beautiful piazza. We received a great description of this fountain from our guide and it helps to know what to look for. Everything in this fountain has... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
Scott P
San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

Beautiful fountain in a beautiful piazza. We received a great description of this fountain from our guide and it helps to know what to look for. Everything in this fountain has meaning.

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Warwick, New York
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini is located in the middle of the Piazza Navona. It is suitably large for this large open area. It represents four major rivers of the world, the Nile, Ganges, Danube and Plata. They are illustrated by four burly, river gods in highly active poses, reclining on an interesting asymmetrical rock with an... More 

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This fountain is in the Piazza Navona and is immediately recognised by the Egyptian obelisk and is the largest in the square. Bernini designed the fountain. Many take pics here and this is well worth a visit. Many eateries around the square overlooking the fountain.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Maybe not as famous as the Trevi, but very impressive from many angles! Gorgeous sculpture and not as crowded as many other attractions.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The fountains are situated within Piazza Navona. Can be busy with tourists wanting to take a selfie but make sure you see it from all angles.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Just one of the many fountains you will find on your visit to Rome. You will see many people drinking from the fountains do not be alarmed! The water is clean although, I have to admit did not choose to drink from any of them. Beautiful to look at and extremely refreshing to be around in the hot weather.

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

One of Rome's finest fountains surrounded by an amazing square. Beauty encompassed by amazing hand craftsmanship. Incredible.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

The fountain can be crowded with selfie takers but take the time to view this fountain from all angles. Bernini's sculptures are wonderful.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

sculpted by a rival to the man who created the church next to it. Very inventive use of medieval ideas of animals.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful work of art, integral part of The Piazza where it sits. Learn the history about it. It's a lovely place to just have a stroll through and appreciate all the surrounding works.

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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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