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Piazza Navona, Rome

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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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  • Michelangelo fountains, gelato, people watching and more. This is a fun place to sit and. enjoy the view. 
    Michelangelo fountains, gelato, people watching and more. This is a fun place to sit and. enjoy the view.  more »
  • We made a stop at Piazza Navona to see the fountain. We have fond memories of this piazza. Not too crowded. 
    We made a stop at Piazza Navona to see the fountain. We have fond memories of this piazza. Not too crowded.  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.
  • It's absolutely gorgeous. It's justified to have a lot of people flocking over the place, and it's manageable, we were able to take some decent photos there and enjoy the place in all its glory and detail even though a part of the fountains are duplicates and the original olden sculptures are kept safe from the public. We were able to sit and rest on a bench for some time as well. I'd advise to keep an eye on your belongings in such lively places though. Otherwise, all is good.

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