149a Via delle Quattro Fontane, Rome, Italy
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Quattro Fontane Rome Reviews
Le quattro fontane. Feb 18, 2017
At the crossroad between via XX Settembre and via delle Quattro Fontane you can see four large fountains. These were commissioned by pope Sisto V between 1588 and 1593.
Two of these are carved with two bearded men and should represent the rivers Arno and the Tiber. The other two fountains perhaps represent faith and force. Here you see two statues of the goddesses Diana and Juno.
These fountains were restored several times. I think the last time of their restoration was in 2015.
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Nice fountains near the road! Feb 22, 2010
Dating from the sixteenth century, the Quattro Fontane, or the Four Fountains, are a collection of fountains which can be found at a set of crossroads in Rome (between Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale). Like other fountains in Rome, these were commissioned by a pope (Sixtus V).
The four figures relate to the:
1. River Tiber (representing Rome)
2. River Arno (representing Florence)
3. Goddess Diana (representing Chastity)
4. Goddess Juno (representing Strength)
I really enjoyed visiting these fountains but their location is perhaps not the best choice for the modern period! I assume that in the sixteenth century, the traffic pace was more gentle and they could admire these fountains when arriving at the intersection. These days however, it is more difficult to fully appreciate them with the busy traffic that passes them by.
Located just a few minutes away from Barberini metro station, it’s worth hopping off the metro when you have a day pass just to give these a quick visit.
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