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
This is a beautiful Piazza and we loved the fountain(s) here. This should be on your "Must Visit" list. The history of the fountain and the church is lovely. We loved it so much we visited again at ni... more »
Very pretty with the fountains and surrounding buildings. Great atmosphere with music and street artists. There are restaurants and cafes all around which are very expensive compared to places a few s... more »
What a beautiful happening place! Surrounded by cafes and bars, this massive square has three superb fountains. A must visit when in Rome. Go there for a drink or two or lunch or dinner! You won't regret it!
This square is simple fascinating ... the fountain of the 4 rivers is just charming. I sit for hours to contemplate this fountain. The entrance is free You have many coffee stores around to enjoy coffee or ice cream. Highly recommended this place to enjoy the old Roma
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