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Piazza Navona, Rome

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Noisy and vibrant, Piazza Navona is the hub of artistic and commercial activity in this part of the city. Known for its Baroque architecture, alfresco restaurants, ornate fountains, and street artists, the square attracts visitors from around the world. The centerpiece is an elaborate fountain--representing the rivers Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Plate-- created by Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. A massive, ancient obelisk tops the fountain. Artists Giacomo della Porta and Antonio della Bitta sculpted the two smaller fountains here. The plaza was built in the first century on the site of a former arena where ancient Romans came to watch various competitions. Use our Rome trip maker to add Piazza Navona and other attractions to your Rome vacation plans.
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  • Stunning piazza with an incredible history. Lovely place to sit and have a drink and a bite to eat, people watching & taking in the surroundings. 
    Stunning piazza with an incredible history. Lovely place to sit and have a drink and a bite to eat, people watching & taking in the surroundings.  more »
  • But dpon't be scammed into bujying any 'art' from the street vendors. You will see the same stuff 6 more times through the day! If you do buy something from a vendor - it's all negotiable 
    But dpon't be scammed into bujying any 'art' from the street vendors. You will see the same stuff 6 more times through the day! If you do buy something from a vendor - it's all negotiable  more »
  • This is a beautiful square with plenty of options for food. There are some stalls, shops and an attractive church. You will be very much exposed to the sun here unless you take cover under a... 
    This is a beautiful square with plenty of options for food. There are some stalls, shops and an attractive church. You will be very much exposed to the sun here unless you take cover under a...  more »
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  • Piazza Navona is always mentioned as a must visit place when you are in Rome. It is a beautiful place where you can grab a drink and something to eat and watch the world go by and take in Rome in all its splendour. The Piazza is encased with typically Roman buildings and has grand statues and a stunning fountain in the middle. There are plenty of restaurants and bars for refreshments. Grab a seat and watch everyone wonder past. Seems to be a place locals walk there dogs. I love dogs so seeing all the happy wee furry friends going past was a real treat.
  • It's absolutely gorgeous. It's justified to have a lot of people flocking over the place, and it's manageable, we were able to take some decent photos there and enjoy the place in all its glory and detail even though a part of the fountains are duplicates and the original olden sculptures are kept safe from the public. We were able to sit and rest on a bench for some time as well. I'd advise to keep an eye on your belongings in such lively places though. Otherwise, all is good.
  • One extremely beautiful place. It's just like being in an open air Bernini museum, with the 3 fountains dominating the space. Lots of restaurants in the area, some of them really exquisite. But any cafe from the piazza is an opportunity to have some good coffee and ice cream at golden hour. Amazing experience!
  • Beautiful square to spend time. If you decide to buy the fake stuff from the street vendors, start with a price that is 30% of what they tell you. For food, walk into the adjoining streets for better service and food quality at more reasonable price
  • There are many plazas in Rome but Piazza Navona was really beautiful and we had a great time sitting for a drink, snack and some people watching. The restaurants around the plaza are more on the tourist trap side so order accordingly. Nevertheless, it was a great time and I'm happy we went there.

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