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San Carlino and… Four fountains

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San Carlino and… Four fountains


Here we are with another walk we want to suggest to our readers, that links San Carlino to the Quattro Fontane (Saint Charles at the Four Fountains) precisely to four fountains!

The route goes through a ring, starting right from this Church, little gem with an illustrious authorship: it is in fact another work by the tormented genius of Borromini. The name of San Carlino alle “Quattro Fontane” comes from the presence of four fountains at the corners of the buildings situated on the intersection between the roads today named Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale. The four fountains are characterized by travertine sculpture groups that represent four wide rivers, anyway they are not the ones we want to tell you about.

From the Church of San Carlino, after a brief visit, you will keep walking down Via delle Quattro fontane, towards Via del Tritone, to get to Piazza Barberini, where you will find two very interesting fountains: the Fontana del Tritone (Triton Fountain) and the Fontana delle Api.

To go on with our tour, you will walk down Via Barberini up to Largo di Santa Susanna, where the third fountain is located: The Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses; once there, a visit to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria is a must, where Bernini’s wonderful sculpture of the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa is on display.

From here it is possible to walk down Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, in the spectacular Piazza della Repubblica, in the centre of which predominates the Fountain of the Naiads.

You can at this point decide to close the ring and go back to San Carlino, or to keep on walking and getting a little lost inside the Eternal City, option surely full of surprises and beauty!


San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane – Via del Quirinale 23

Fontana del Tritone – Piazza Barberini

Fontana delle Api – Piazza Barberini

Fontana del Mosè – Largo  di Santa Susanna

Fontana delle Naiadi – Piazza della Repubblica



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