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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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A Day in Rome: Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Florence, Florence, null
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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 $296.61
Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour including Vatican Sistine Chapel and Colosseum, Rome, Day ... 
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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 $484.84
Baroque Rome Tour, Rome, Day Trips
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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 $303.46
Fountains and Squares: Private Rome Evening Walking Tour - Dinner Included, Rome, Walking Tours
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Fountains and Squares: Private Rome Evening Walking Tour - Dinner Included

Experience the evening illuminations of Rome on 2.30 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 $78.72
Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato, Rome, Walking Tours
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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 small-group tour is a great ...  Read more

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

From USD $117.48
Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour, Rome, Night 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.93
Best of Rome at Sunrise - Rome's Famous Sights Without the Crowds, Rome, Food 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 $90.35
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Evening Special - 2 hour segway Tour of Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
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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 $57.04
Roman Highlights Segway Tour with Lunch, Rome, Segway 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: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.42
Private 3-hour Segway Tour Classic Rome, Rome, Segway Tours
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Private 3-hour Segway Tour Classic Rome

Make your tour exclusive! No one else will be in the tour but you and your family, you can choose the language among those offered and change the itinerary as ...  Read more

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

From USD $102.67

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