Bernini's Fontana dei Fuimi

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, March 30, 2009

In the Piazza Navona, Bernini’s spectacular Fontana dei Fuimi (Fountain of the Rivers) dates from 1651 and showcases the four major rivers — the Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata —  from the four then-known continents.

Related blog: "On the road: Galileo's Italy, Day Two," by David J. Eicher, Editor  

Photo credit: David J. Eicher 

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