Fodor's Expert Review Quattro Fontane

Quirinale Plaza/Square/Piazza

The intersection takes its name from its four Baroque fountains, which represent the Tiber (on the San Carlo corner), the Arno, Juno, and Diana. Despite the nearby 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 northwest, 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.

Plaza/Square/Piazza Fountain Free

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

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