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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Piazza Navona Reviews
The fountains (all three of them) are beautiful, however we were bombarded by people trying to sell selfie sticks/power banks to us and had to repeatedly say "no thank you" which ruined it a little... more »
So much to see all around, beside the Bernini fountain , the buildings and the other fountain is beautiful. A band was marching the sound bouncing off the building creating a very festive... more »
An iconic place in Rome. Must visit if you are in town for the first time! I really enjoy going there during the summer when it's warm outside, so that you can grab an ice cream from nearby, sit near the fountains and simply enjoy the moment. I highly recommend visiting this place.
The best place to stay as it is the closest to all attractions. There are plenty of good restaurants, cafes and bars around. Sure will come back here again. Lovely area.
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