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Piazza Navona, Rome

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 20,000+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Piazza Navona and other attractions in Rome, use our Rome vacation route planner.
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  • With all the hustle bussel around rome this is a lovely place to chill with an ice cream and a cocktail. Just what is needed at the end of a long day 
  • A very enjoyable piazza eith three beautiful fontaines and a very interesting church. There are many artisits performing in the piazza and is a very beautiful place to have a capuccino and to enjoy it...  read more »
  • Gorgeous area and not as busy as the rest of the more famous fountains. Very relaxing. More of a local playful area. Experienced the sight of little local children out for walks with their parents jus...  read more »
  • Gave me a very strong feeling of being transported to during the Roman days. This Piazza is very lively throughout the day (especially in the evening), with lots of toursits, street performers, locals hanging around discussing, and lined with restaurants on all sides. Not much shade during the summer here, but could be pleasant during autumn.
  • The piazza is beautiful, Beautiful buildings and fountains, also some great street shows. But when we went out of the piazza there was a crazy woman with a red face yelling at people and even touching them... It was pretty uncomfortable and even disturbing. It has definitely made our experience worse, and if it wouldn't happen I would give this place 5 stars. Still it's something to keep in mind especially if you have small children.
  • Beautifully vibrant piazza. Even more so at night when the Fiumi Fountain is all lit up. Food is expensive, but walk a few streets away from the piazza and you have affordable prices.
  • Surprisingly, the piazza doesn't look as a touristy place, despite all the tourists. People actually leave in all those ancient houses surrounding it. Tending to flowers in pots on balconies and roofs... Amazing. Can you imagine having an address : piazza Navona, Rome, Italy?
  • Beautiful piazza with the famous Bernini's Fiumi Fountain. Filled with portrait artists, musicians and, of course, people selling various tat you see in all the tourist areas across Rome. Restaurants are expensive but we ate at 4 Fiumi once (it was actually really nice) in the evening for the view and atmosphere. If you're not keen on the prices just head to the streets west of the piazza and you're bound to find something better.
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