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Piazza Navona, Rome

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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  • walking through ancient and medieval Rom we always passed over Piazza Navona either in the morning or in the afternoon from or on our way to our hotel. either early dinner, or morning coffee - it was....  more »
  • My fiancee and I stopped here for a bit of lunch. A lovely and big old square with a fountain on either end.  more »
  • Shopping all the best brand sin the world are here beautiful streets crowded with tourists. don't forget to take tax receipt. thank me later when you get VAT refund. i like the buzzing cafeterias and....  more »
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  • A great place to sit and listen to genuine music played and watch some artists “really” practice their crafts. Sitting on a bench for an hour or two is not unusual. Beware of the vendors.... but more so the ones that want to engage you with placing a trinket in your hand. Don’t let this happen..... not answer their mundane questions..... like... What time is it? I like your shoes.... Where are you from? These are ploys to check your language and then buy something you don’t want... and be prepared for the story of extraordinary proportions...... With these tips known. Your joy of this Piazza will be much better.
  • Always a amazing piazza to visit and have a short rest from all the walking in the core of Rome. The famous Bernini fountains are found here and usually hordes of tourists. Skip the restaurants/cafes here as they are geared for tourists with prices to match. Make sure to come at night too as the atmosphere is lovely. Always look up and if the church is open you must visit as the interior is extraordinary. Enjoy!
  • One of my favorite squares in Roma. The buildings surrounding it are so beautiful and colorful that it creates a different atmosphere. We went in the morning and there were almost no people and the light was amazing to take some beautiful pictures. The three fountains are majestic and the church in the center as well. It is also a beautiful place to see at night as the fountains light up in a beautiful blue colour.
  • A very attractive square in the centre of Rome with a decorative centre fountain with carved sea servants and lions. The church opposite is one of the famous domes you will see looking over the Rome skyline. It's free entry and the kids enjoyed a sit down in the shade while we looked around :)
  • Piazza Navona is a fabulous place to spend an evening. The fountain is illuminated beautifully and the square comes alive with its ring of bars and restaurants. A great place to eat or just sit back with a bottle of something refreshing and watch the evening slip by. Try wandering over to the Piazza after an early evening visit to the Pantheon. Just a short 5 minute stroll and well worth it.

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