4.5 star rating: Recommended 439 Reviews

Add your review

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

Rome ATTRACTIONS See all

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.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour including Vatican Sistine Chapel and Colosseum, Rome, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $464.07
A Day in Rome: Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Florence, Florence, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $283.90
Baroque Rome Tour, Rome, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Baroque Rome Tour

Discover the heart of Rome with your historian private driver.This itineraries are designed to offer you the best way to visit  Baroque Rome monuments and ...  Read more

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

From USD $290.46
Private Tour: Rome Fountains and Squares - Evening Walking Tour, Dinner Included, Rome, Walking ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $82.99
Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato, Rome, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

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 $112.45
Best of Rome at Sunrise - Rome's Famous Sights Without the Crowds, Rome, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Best of Rome at Sunrise - Rome's Famous Sights Without the Crowds

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $108.10
3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Rome by Luxury Vehicle, Rome, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

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 $81.90
Evening Special: 2hour Segway PrivateTour of Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Evening Special: 2hour Segway PrivateTour of Rome

Discover Rome's romantic side by moonlight. Make your tour exclusive! No one else will be in the tour but you and your family, you can choose the language ...  Read more

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

From USD $76.44
Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour, Rome, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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 $38.22
Evening Special - 2 hour segway Tour of Rome, Rome, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Evening Special - 2 hour segway Tour of Rome

Discover Rome's romantic side by moonlight. Take a break from the daytime chaos and see the romantic character of the Eternal City. This evening segway tour of ...  Read more

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

From USD $54.60

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message