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Fountain of the Four Rivers Tours

Rome is full of fountains, but some are more famous than others. The Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona is one of the fountains that, thanks to popular culture and a colorful legend about rival artists, is on many tourist must-see lists.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini is the artist behind the Fountain of the Four Rivers, which depicts four major rivers - the Nile, the Danube, the Rio de la Plata, and the Ganges - each representing a different continent. Sitting atop Bernini’s sculptures is an Egyptian obelisk.

The fountain was built in 1651 and sits at the center of the Piazza Navona, right in front of the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. The statue representing the Rio de la Plata faces the church, and appears to be cowering away in horror at the design - the church was built by one of Bernini’s rivals. This is a common story, and a fun one, but it can’t be true - the church was built many years after Bernini’s fountain.

The Fountain of the Four Rivers features prominently in Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons,” which makes it a must-see stop on any “Angels & Demons” tour of Rome.

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Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain

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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Approx. 3 hours. From March 7, 2016 approx. 2.5

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Rome Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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Roman Highlights Segway Tour with Lunch

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours

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