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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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  • A truly romantic place! I can come here every day and not get bored. There's a variety of street artists and musicians, who are always capable of making your day. Beautiful welcoming restaurants placing their tables on the plaza itself always good for two people to share a romantic dinner. Beautiful buildings all around and the statues from the fountains keeping you company.
  • Neat place. Open. Lovely. Historic. I wear lucky to go on a nice, sunny, weekend. It was Easter Sunday, actually. The Plaza was incredibly crowded, but I could still get around okay, so don't let a cried prevent you from checking this place out. It's definitely worth walking through, even if it's just for the history.
  • A magnificent and one of the greatest piazzas - squares of Rome. A must see by everyone visiting Rome, both the fountains and especially the buildings are really nice to see. The sun sets behind the buildings so keep that in mind as well. As far as the food near the Piazza is concerned, it is a bit overpriced so maybe you should try to find something close but not on the Piazza. However the food I tried in the Piazza (ate twice there) is good (not the best I tried in Rome) but consider that you're paying the position and the view as well as the service. All in all, Piazza Navona is one of the best piazzas in Rome, a must visit place for anyone travelling to Rome even if you are there just for a few days.
  • As anywhere in historic Rome, this place is busy with architectural and historic details. A perfect place to spend an evening with friends or as a couple. This place is a square (Piazza) with a central fountain that is large and two smaller fountains on its side. The church behind it is also interesting with a unique architecture. Many interesting shops and lovely cafes all around the fountains make for a perfect evening out exploring Rome. Loved it.
  • We lived right at Piazza Navona- beautiful place, vibrant, full of tourist (in a good way), lots of good and not too pricey restaurants and souvinir shops. A lot of street art and shows. Great for kids. Cools down at 9pm and turns into a very romantic place for couples. A must see!
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