"Bernini's statues - Piazza Navona" Rome Off The Beaten Path Tip by extrajoce

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  Statue by Bernini
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The fountain at the heart of Piazza Navona was created by Bernini, the most famous sculptor of his time. It is called Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (of the 4 rivers - Nile, Ganges, Danube, Rio Plata) and faces his major rival's church (the Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini), so some say the statues are looking in horror at it, although the church was only built later in fact. All the same, the visual effect is quite amusing.

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  • Updated May 20, 2003
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