Rome is full of beautiful Bernini sculptures, but I think the most impressive is the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in the Piazza Navona. Pope Innocent X commissioned a new church, palace and the fountain in the 17th century. The rivers are the Nile, the Plate, the Ganges and the Danube. Until the 19th century, the piazza was flooded in August by stopping the fountain outlets. The rich would splash about in carriages and street urchins would paddle – sounds like fun.
The fountain has been covered in scaffolding on my last few visits, so it was great to see it uncovered and looking like new.
I tried to get the whole obelisk in the picture, but there was a giant crane in the background ruining the picture.