149a Via delle Quattro Fontane, Rome, Italy
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Quattro Fontane Rome Reviews
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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