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  • Address: Piazza Navona, Rome, The Provence of Rome 00186, Italy

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Fountain of the Four Rivers

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 in a Day Private Guided Tour including Vatican Sistine Chapel and Colosseum, Rome, null
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Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour including Vatican Sistine Chapel and Colosseum

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Enjoy a comprehensive Rome in A Day private Tour to explore the highlights and ancient wonders of the Eternal City. Let our expert English-speaking ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $459.16
Private Tour: Rome Fountains and Squares - Evening Walking Tour, Dinner Included, Rome, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Rome Fountains and Squares - Evening Walking Tour, Dinner Included

Experience the evening illuminations of Rome on 2.5-hour dinner tour and see the Spanish Steps, Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and Trevi ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.11
A Day in Rome: Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Florence, Florence, Walking Tours
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A Day in Rome: Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Florence

Experience all the timeless beauty of Rome! Admire Piazza di Spagna, Trinità dei Monti, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon Temple, Piazza Navona, Colosseo, Piazza ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $280.90
Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato, Rome, Day Trips
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Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato

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What could be better than a night tour in Rome? A night tour in Rome with the added delicious experience of pizza and gelato. This 4-hour small-group tour is a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.26
Best of Rome at Sunrise - Rome's Famous Sights Without the Crowds, Rome, Night Tours
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Best of Rome at Sunrise - Rome's Famous Sights Without the Crowds

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Get in on a well-kept secret: Rome at sunrise is absolutely stunning - and there's no one around! See all of Rome's most famous sights in this rare peaceful ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.35
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Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour

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Watch the sunset across the romantic squares of Rome on a 3-hour small-group tour of the city’s historic piazzas. Marvel at Baroque fountains and statues. ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.81
Roman Highlights Segway Tour with Lunch, Rome, Food Tours
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Roman Highlights Segway Tour with Lunch

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Do you only have one day to see all that Rome has to offer? That's fine. We'll take you around the most well-known and spectacular sights there are to see - ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.06
3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Rome by Luxury Vehicle, Rome, Segway Tours
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3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Rome by Luxury Vehicle

See the main sights of Rome from the comfort of a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan on a 3-hour sightseeing tour. Marvel at the ruins of the Roman Empire, go to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.03
Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour Semi - Private

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Explore the fountains and squares of Baroque and Renaissance Rome on a walking tour of two hours leading to some of the most famous places of the Eternal City. ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.82
Walking Tour: Fountains and Squares Orientation Private Tour of Rome, Rome, Private Day Trips
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Walking Tour: Fountains and Squares Orientation Private Tour of Rome

Enjoy an introductory tour of the Eternal City with this orientation walk through its most beautiful squares and landscapes. The porpose of the tour is not ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.35

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