Piazza Navona is a square in Rome, built in 1st century AD, that follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the games, and hence it was known as competition arena. Piazza Navona was transformed into a highly significant example of Baroque Roman architecture in 15 century. It features important sculptural and architectural creations: in the center stands the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone and the aforementioned Pamphili palace, that accommodates the long gallery. Piazza Navona has two other fountains. At the southern end is the Fontana del Moro with a basin and four Tritons, at the northern end is the Fountain of Neptune. During its history, the piazza has hosted theatrical events and other ephemeral activities. Since the first days, that the square was built it was flooded by hundreds of people, especially on Saturday and Sunday. The square is also a tradition to hold a Christmas market every year.

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Reviews

  • Doom

    5
    - 31 May 2018 -

    A very lively square that represent another hallmark of Rome. It has a very unique character morning and evening. There is a fountain that most people want to take pictures with. But also there are a very diverse artistic activities around. Toy can find painters, charecateur drawers, metal art necklaces makers. Walking around this place will take you to another world. It's a nice thing also to walk to and from this place to other Roman sites and to sit for a drink or a meal in the near by restaurants.

  • G J

    5
    - 31 May 2018 -

    This goes on everyone’s list of favorite places in Rome. The fountain of Neptune and the other fountains make it simply magical. The excavations of the stadium beneath are fascinating as well and somewhat newly open. The church of St Agnes imposes in a beautiful way over the plaza. Artists and children, nuns and tourists are all gathered here. Step away from the piazza a few blocks in order to find more affordable food. You’ll pay 2 euros for an espresso or less most places but in the piazza you’ll pay 6. Just go, sit on a marble bench, and take it in! Take a few photos and then put your phone away and just soak up the sun and the beautiful fountains.

  • George

    4
    - 08 May 2018 -

    Historical square with beautiful fountains. Great to sit with your loved one and just take it all in. You must visit this place if you go to Rome. I wouldn't recommend eating in the square because it is very pricey, however, there are lots of places to eat near the square. It was raining when we went but it didn't ruin the scenary, it was just as nice to sit under the brolly with my lovely girlfriend.

  • Javier Hernandez

    5
    - 05 May 2018 -

    It is a must see in Rome. Impressive! Not only another big Piazza. Go there for a drink in one of the multiple terraces, to listen to the very good licensed musicians, street artists and fabulous views of the piazza. I go every time I am there.

  • Stoycho Ganev

    5
    - 12 April 2018 -

    A truly romantic place! I can come here every day and not get bored. There's a variety of street artists and musicians, who are always capable of making your day. Beautiful welcoming restaurants placing their tables on the plaza itself always good for two people to share a romantic dinner. Beautiful buildings all around and the statues from the fountains keeping you company.

  • kobos 550

    5
    - 04 April 2018 -

    A magnificent and one of the greatest piazzas - squares of Rome. A must see by everyone visiting Rome, both the fountains and especially the buildings are really nice to see. The sun sets behind the buildings so keep that in mind as well. As far as the food near the Piazza is concerned, it is a bit overpriced so maybe you should try to find something close but not on the Piazza. However the food I tried in the Piazza (ate twice there) is good (not the best I tried in Rome) but consider that you're paying the position and the view as well as the service. All in all, Piazza Navona is one of the best piazzas in Rome, a must visit place for anyone travelling to Rome even if you are there just for a few days.

  • Justin Gell

    4
    - 01 April 2018 -

    Neat place. Open. Lovely. Historic. I wear lucky to go on a nice, sunny, weekend. It was Easter Sunday, actually. The Plaza was incredibly crowded, but I could still get around okay, so don't let a cried prevent you from checking this place out. It's definitely worth walking through, even if it's just for the history.

  • Sampath Mukherjee

    5
    - 25 January 2018 -

    Very nice place. We went there at Christmas market. It was very beautiful. The fountains are very artistic. It was very crowded but it was ok. The place is very close to Pantheon, 5 min walking distance. So definitely go to pantheon. The street next to it has a lot of good Italian restaurants. We tried one of them and it was amazing. So definitely visit the place if you are visiting Rome.

  • Aurora Calzada

    5
    - 04 January 2018 -

    Beautiful. If you get the opportunity visit twice during the day and night. During Christmas time, they have a small Christmas market here, it looks beautiful lit up at night. I am big geek and visited this place because of Dan Brown's book, I am happy I did because it was beyond beautiful.

  • Stephen Oxtoby

    4
    - 03 January 2018 -

    Nice tucked away area with market stalls and plenty of places to eat and buy souvenirs. We walked from Trevi fountain, to Pantheon then over to piazza Navona. If you are there around midday, the bells will go of and sound pretty amazing. Gets quite busy after midday, but still able to take photos and look around with no worries. Police and military are around too.

  • Jermaine Jefferson

    - 31 May 2018 -

    Live street performers, great food options, just a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a beautiful day with your loved ones.

  • Tulin E

    - 27 May 2018 -

    Bernini⚜️beautiful piazza Navona... You must visit at the night time also...

  • Kawika Terry

    - 07 May 2018 -

    The view is great, but dinner will be expensive.

  • Hio

    - 05 May 2018 -

    Nice place to relax and do nothing

  • Naciye Cetin

    - 20 April 2018 -

    The most beatiful place I have ever been in Rome. There is no traffic and noise. Get a prosecco and enjoy the place

  • Miloš

    - 24 February 2018 -

    Another must see Rome sight, but its crowded and touristy

  • Zuzana Krajcir Rakyta

    - 31 December 2017 -

    Beautiful place worth of visit

  • Elisabetta Di Reda

    - 17 December 2017 -

    One of the most beautiful piazzas on the planet, THE PIAZZA!!

  • Rome4all | Tour & Rentals in Rome www.rome4all.com

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona, Rome. Small group tours of Rome http://www.rome4all.com/en/view_tour.php

  • Loisana Mila

    - 26 November 2017 -

    Beautiful square expensive coffee and ice cream be careful where you eat or drink

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