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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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  • This is such an interesting fountain to look at and study the meanings of each of the figures. Definitely recommend seeing this beautiful fountain.  more »
  • This fountain is located in the center of the piazza Navona. It is the work of Bernini and it is dedicated to the 4 rivers. This same fountain is topped by an obelisk from the circus of Maxentius. Superb
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  • This fountain is located right in the center of Piazza Navona, one of the most popular squares in Rome.. However, was very busy when we were there, and so many up close trying to get photos of it. It ...  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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