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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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  • Very popular but for a good reason. Very impressive and worth seeing. Very central placing and easy to find. 
    Very popular but for a good reason. Very impressive and worth seeing. Very central placing and easy to find.  more »
  • Very large Piazza with two amazing fountains/statues. Lots of restaurants around the perimeter and the perfect place to eat, take in the sights and people watch. 
    Very large Piazza with two amazing fountains/statues. Lots of restaurants around the perimeter and the perfect place to eat, take in the sights and people watch.  more »
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  • Piazza Navona is always mentioned as a must visit place when you are in Rome. It is a beautiful place where you can grab a drink and something to eat and watch the world go by and take in Rome in all its splendour. The Piazza is encased with typically Roman buildings and has grand statues and a stunning fountain in the middle. There are plenty of restaurants and bars for refreshments. Grab a seat and watch everyone wonder past. Seems to be a place locals walk there dogs. I love dogs so seeing all the happy wee furry friends going past was a real treat.
  • Another worthy visit in Rome. To be fair, the fountains, monuments and cafes are not quite as famous as some other parts of Rome but the sum of each together is worth a visit. Have a drink at one of the bars and enjoy the world going buy. It's a popular tourist spot so will get very busy.

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