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Fontana dei Quattro fiumi, Rome

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Centered in the Rome's Piazza Navona, Fontana dei Quattro fiumi is one of Italy's most ornate fountains. Admire the detailed sculptures depicting the four rivers known in the world at the time: Nile, Danube, Ganges, and Rio de la Plata. Bernini designed the Egyptian obelisk crowning the 35 m (115-ft) tall structure in 1651. The fountain was intended to be the centerpiece of Pope Innocent X's nearby family palace. Make Fontana dei Quattro fiumi a centerpiece of your Rome vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rome vacation planning website .
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  • such a beautiful spot. the entire Navona is lovely. a lovely place to stroll through. do yourself a favor and investigate the history if the Navona back to the "roman times" it makes the visit all the...  more »
  • So great works, but in the middle of the Park Bonn. sculptures of amazing (laughs) watching closely too, to the sound of the fountain, is sitting is good, from cafes around look too good. It was just one of the symbols of Rome.
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  • It's very easy to get blasé about all the amazing statues and fountains in Rome, but this one is lovely. It's easy to find too and you can take it in while walking between other major sites.  more »
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  • An absolutely horgeous plaza. The fountain is magnificent. So delightful to sit and enjoy this beautiful fountain and the artwork represented. A sight you will definitely want to see.
  • The fountain & square is beautiful but the foreign street vendors from Africa tend to put you off spending a lot of time here.
  • Absolutely a masterpiece putting together sculpture with a priceless ancient egyptian artifact in an outdoor setting exposed to everything, visible to everyone and free. More than 5 stars!
  • Beautiful place, you feel as if you are stepping back in time. Lovely atmosphere and beautiful fountain! I would recommend going at night. The lights show the beautifully sculpted creatures that line the fountain.
  • This Bernini masterpiece is best seen at night...so dramatically lit up! Represents the Danube, Nile, Ganges and Rio Del Plata. Stunner. Worth a visit for sure. Grab a gelato and go.

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