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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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  • The main attraction of the area is the fountain of the four rivers "created by Bernini in 1648-51 Gg. Allegorical sculptures of the rivers Danube, Ganges, Nile, La Plata symbolize the World-Europe, Asia, Africa and America. In the Centre of architectural composition is ordered by the emperor Domitian Egyptian obelisk of asuanskogo granite with a height of 16.5 m. Obelisk was moved to the square with the Circus on the Appian way under Pope Innocent x. on top of buildings installed metal Dove with olive branch-coat of arms of kind of Pamphili.
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  • Beautiful Piazza did not too lit night ride but beautiful. A place I'd come back for sure
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  • The magnificent square with a beautiful fountain and in May 1831, great atmosphere, offered in the evenings, absolutely charming place
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  • This is a cool place to check out when in Rome. There is a lot of cool thing happening in the Piazza. When we were here there was local bands playing and lots of people sitting around having a drinks and good time. On the weekends in the late afternoon/evening you will find many artists gathering here and selling their paintings (I did not find any canvas paintings anywhere else in Rome). We bought two beautiful paintings here (1 - Spanish steps; 2 - St Peters Basilica + Bridge of Angels). The selection is good, there are many others. Worth the visit.
  • I think it’s the most important square in Rome. One of the best examples of baroque architecture. You can find a lot of attractions there. The famous fountains, museums, churches, etc. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy it. Just have a drink or meal in one of those restaurants and cafes there. Even the food is not that good but you will feel the atmosphere. I would spend there the whole day!
  • Enjoyable Piazza. Has plenty of restaurants (not inexpensive). If you enjoy art, you might find something for you here. From portraits, caricatures, landscapes. There are many artist available to show their paintings to you. There are a few nice fountains to. Gets busy, but not too busy that you cannot move around freely.
  • Always a pleasure venue. When there 18 years ago the church was covered in scaffolding during its restoration. Wow, so beautiful now. Almost every day I walked through on my daily walk. Lots of room to move about. At the North end, turn left and see the underground display of what the plaza originally was.
  • A beautiful Plaza with fountains down the middle and restaurants lining the sides. It's lovely to sit here and people watch, or just admire the scenery. If looking for food I'd recommend walking slightly away from the Plaza to avoid any tourist traps. Although, to be fair, most of the food around this area is nice, it just depends on how much you are paying for it.
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