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Piazza Navona, Rome: 174 reviews and 305 photos

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What a beautiful square! Piazza Navona is very popular among the visitors of Rome that come here for the lovely atmosphere as it is full of street artists, musicians, numerous outdoor cafes and many stalls with products and souvenirs. The place is always busy with people and its nice to see during the day but also later in the night (pic 1), we passed through many times during our visit as it located at the historic centre.

This baroque square has the form of the stadium of Domitian that used to be on the same site (1st century AD) and later during the middle ages it was used for horse races. There are some interesting palaces and churches(Sant'Agnese) around but also beautiful sculptures to see and 3 beautiful fountains:
Fontana del Nettuno (pic 2).
Fontana del Moro (pic 3), a beautiful fountail indeed, showing a Moor fighting with a dolphin, originall the fountain was a large basin but Bernini added the sculpture in 19th century.
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (pic 4), The fountain of the 4 rivers is my favorite one showing 4 figures that represent 4 rivers(Danube, Ganges, Nile, Plate) from 4 different continents(Europe, Asia, Africa, America). Above them is an obelisk while at the top is a dove with an olive branch. My favorite sculpture is the one of Rio de la Plata that seems to be afraid of something, lovely pose for picture (pic 5)

Address: city center
Directions: Historic Center, 5’ away from Pantheon. There’s no metro near but you can use buses 26, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 88, 90
Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/piazza-navona

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 20, 2011
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