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Quattro Fontane (Four Fountains)

  • Intersection of Via Quattro Fontane, Via XX Settembre, and Via del Quirinale Map It
  • Quirinale
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

The intersection takes its name from its four Baroque fountains, restored in early 2015 as part of the Fendi Foundation's Fendi for Fountains project. The fountains represent the Tiber (on the San Carlo corner), the Arno, Juno, and Diana. Despite the traffic and the tightness of the sidewalk, it's worthwhile taking in the views from this point in all four directions: to the southwest, as far as the obelisk in Piazza del Quirinale; to the northeast, along Via XX Settembre to the Porta Pia; to the northwes,t across Piazza Barberini to the obelisk of Trinità dei Monti; and to the southeast, as far as the obelisk and apse of Santa Maria Maggiore. The prospect is a highlight of Pope Sixtus V's campaign of urban beautification and an example of Baroque influence on city planning.

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Intersection of Via Quattro Fontane, Via XX Settembre, and Via del Quirinale, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy

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Published 04/23/2016


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