Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi Rome Reviews
Another nice Roman fountain Feb 22, 2010
Dating from the seventeenth century, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, or the Fountain of Four Rivers, is a fountain which pays homage to the four great rivers which were known at the time (the Nile, Danube, Ganges and Plate).
Each river is personified as a god and each of these take a corner of each side of the fountain. Pope Innocent X commissioned it and served as its patron, and inevitably, the fountain today serves as a tribute to his papacy.
I really enjoyed the grand design of the fountain. Though it is not as famous as the Trevi fountain, the figures are no less intricate or less beautifully crafted, and the fountain feels as if it on a much more manageable scale when compared to the Trevi. The fountain is easily accessible from the metro, and well worth a quick visit. After the Trevi, it’s my favourite fountain in Rome.
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