Dec 9, 2017

Four Rivers Fountain

No other city in the world has so many fountains like Rome. This is the Fountain of the Four Rivers, probable, one of the most beautiful in all the planet, located in the center of Piazza Navona and built by the genial Gian Lorenzo Bernini, between 1648 and 1651. The four giant nudes that form the statue are the personification of the principal rivers of the continents known at the time: the Nile represents Africa, with its veiled head because the source of the river had yet to be discovered, the Ganges Asia, the Danube Europe and Rio de la Plata, the Americas


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