Quattro Fontane
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Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 5 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 5 min walk
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Stumbled upon these 4 renaissance era fountains at the corner of Via Del Quirinale & Via delle Quattro Fontane. The fountains were built between 1588 & 1593 and were commissioned by Pope Sixtus V. They are thought to be dedicated to the Rivers Arno & Tiber plus the Goddesses Juno & Diana. They don't seem to get much attention and are pretty filthy but great to see such old sculptures survive a busy intersection with the way the locals drive!
Written 3 August 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a very interesting series of four public fountains placed at the four street corners of the Via Quattro Fontana and Via del Quirinale intersection. The fountains were built between 1588-93 to provide clean drinking water to the neighbourhood. What you will find are four uniquely different scenes with statues posing atop semicircular basins. The fountains represent the goddesses Diana and Juno along with the Rivers Aniene and Tiber. Be patient and mindful while photo taking, lots of pedestrian and cars passing through this small intersection.
Written 24 April 2024
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
At the intersection of 'Four Fountains' and Quirinale is this collection of fountains, one on each corner. They represent the rivers Tiber and Arno and the goddesses Juno and Diana. From the late Renaissance, individually they may not be grand but collectively they work.
Written 31 March 2023
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Margie D
York, PA1,782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
We were on a quest to see some of Rome's unique fountains. Leaving the Spanish Steps on Via Sistina, about 5 minutes brings you to Piazza Barberini. Continue another block or two, and you will find yourself at an intersection with four amazing Bernini fountains, one at each corner!
Written 2 January 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
If you enjoy seeing fountains during your travels, there is an intersection at Via Quattro Fontana and Via del Quirinale, where you can find an arrangement of individual corner fountains, where were commissioned by Pope Sixtus V to help bring water supply to the city.

Installed at this location in 1588-1593, the four fountains include (1.) a reclined goddess Diana, (2.) a reclined nymph representing the River Aniene, (3.) the goddess Juno reclined beside a duck and lion and (4.) the River nymph representing the River Tiber. Set before an oak forrest with the symbolic She-wolf peering into view, the River Tiber fountain is our favourite of the four.

Note: There is a fair amount of vehicle traffic on the streets around Quattro Fontane so best to be mindful crossing the streets if you are taking pictures and trying to get close to each of the fountains.

In the end, we enjoyed seeing Quattro Fontane but wouldn't consider these a priority if you are short of time during your visit to Rome. However, if you are around the city for a while and particularly interested in seeing more of Rome's fountains, these might be worth making time to see.
Written 7 May 2015
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NicoWilson
Beaconsfield, UK339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
As the title suggests, this is with a visit if in the area. It’s an intriguing example of historic street architecture
Written 27 February 2020
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dapper777
Monaco64,428 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This street itersection is gorgeous, but you usually miss it if you drive the car. It's worth going out of your way to see it and amire it.
It’s called “four fountains" because, while you walk in that direction, you run into four beautiful white marble fountains on the four corners of a busy crossroad.
In fact it is located at the intersection of Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale.
The fountains are from the late Renaissance and were put into place between 1588 and 1593.
The figures are believed they represent the River Tiber, in front of an oak-tree, the River Aniene, a tributary of the Tiber, while they believe the other two female figures represent the goddess Diana; the symbol of Chastity; and the Goddess Juno, the symbol of Strength.
The fountains of the Aniene, Tiber, and Juno are the work of Domenico Fontana. The fountain of Diana was designed by the painter and architect Pietro da Cortona.
Pope Sixtus V commissioned it.
As you come over the highest point on the Quirinal Hill, you’re treated to a beautiful Roman view.
It is a busy intersection where getting a clear photo of each fountain without cars driving through the field of view is a challenge: it is quite difficult to capture them in a pic due to intense traffic.
Avoid peak hours: early morning or late evening is the best moment to admire this beautiful corner of Rome.
Enjoy it!
Written 9 November 2019
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HappySharkee
Muqaba, Bahrain135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Right at the corner of a street junction , can be easily missed but we found it, very interesting public work of art.
Written 1 August 2019
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Jaap U
Zwolle, The Netherlands97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Incrocio or Piazza della quattro fontane is as the name states a crossroads in Rome with a fountain on each corner. Don't imagine a square, it is just a very busy crossing between the Via Quirinale and the Via delle 4 fontane. Each fountain is a statue set in the wall of a building. Two are assumed to represent the rivers Tiber and Aniene (Anio), most important water suppliers to Rome. The other two are supposed to be the godesses Diana and Juno.
Standing on the crossroads, beeing a high point, you can see obelisks in three directions and a gate in the fourth. Unfortunately the chances you'll survive the view are small: it is a very busy crossing.
Next to the crossing is the baroque church San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, easily overlooked but not to be missed! It was the first solo work by Boromini, one of the rivals of Bernini.
Written 27 April 2017
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
When we arrived at the crossroads and saw the four fountains, we were very surprised to see them. The sculptures are very good, although they are quite dirty because of the heavy traffic. These streets are quite narrow and it is very difficult to cross the streets, so it is difficult to take photos of the fountains.
Written 22 May 2013
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