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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. To visit Piazza Navona and other attractions in Rome, use our Rome vacation route planner.
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  • What can one say about this masterpiece? VISIT!! Every time I see this Plaza and its fountain is a great thrill.
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  • What a show! At the meeting of 3 streets you arrive on the majestic Trevi! Beautiful architectural emotion I wasn't expecting at this height... see absolutely night and day!
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  • You would never let go! Their sources, the Church Sta. agent. Its typical restaurants and cafes in all its splendor. History, romance and beauty!
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  • Three beautiful fountains within a very large piazza. Tall, elegant church to one side that's worth a look inside. Artists are everywhere, perfecting their craft. And the square is lively, if crowded. Prices might be a little higher here, but you aren't simply paying for the food, drink, etc. You're paying for the moment, the memory. If this isn't for you, that's okay. Shops a few blocks away will offer more affordable prices - just without the experience or view.
  • Great typical "square" to enjoy anything from a coffee or ice cream to a long menu on one of the numerous terraces. Beautiful Bernini fountain. You genuinely feel you are in an Italian film here
  • Best go at night.. it's very comfortable and in the middle there is a fountain and people playing music around. A great place to have late drink and pizza.
  • The perfect place to stop and drink a espresso and watch the crowds. It is large and spacious, and is very beautiful. Another "must see" in Rome.
  • Piazza Navona is a large public space filled with many Roman sculptures such as the Fountain of the Four Rivers. There are lots of caffe located around the perimeter. A great place to relax and people watch.