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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  • Donal Ennis

    - 10 September 2018 -

    Enjoyable Piazza. Has plenty of restaurants (not inexpensive). If you enjoy art, you might find something for you here. From portraits, caricatures, landscapes. There are many artist available to show their paintings to you. There are a few nice fountains to. Gets busy, but not too busy that you cannot move around freely.

  • Dimah M

    - 05 September 2018 -

    I think it’s the most important square in Rome. One of the best examples of baroque architecture. You can find a lot of attractions there. The famous fountains, museums, churches, etc. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy it. Just have a drink or meal in one of those restaurants and cafes there. Even the food is not that good but you will feel the atmosphere. I would spend there the whole day!

  • Milo Cridge

    - 02 September 2018 -

    A beautiful Plaza with fountains down the middle and restaurants lining the sides. It's lovely to sit here and people watch, or just admire the scenery. If looking for food I'd recommend walking slightly away from the Plaza to avoid any tourist traps. Although, to be fair, most of the food around this area is nice, it just depends on how much you are paying for it.

  • Robin Bale

    - 29 August 2018 -

    So many cute places to visit. There was a farmers market when I was there. Not sure if it always is there, but it was nice. Got some treats and some take homes. Hot August day, bring a bottle! There are places to fill up. Love that!

  • Lidia & Greg Czubak

    - 19 August 2018 -

    This is a cool place to check out when in Rome. There is a lot of cool thing happening in the Piazza. When we were here there was local bands playing and lots of people sitting around having a drinks and good time. On the weekends in the late afternoon/evening you will find many artists gathering here and selling their paintings (I did not find any canvas paintings anywhere else in Rome). We bought two beautiful paintings here (1 - Spanish steps; 2 - St Peters Basilica + Bridge of Angels). The selection is good, there are many others. Worth the visit.

  • raghav chawla

    - 13 August 2018 -

    Truly, Rome we not built in one day. History meets the present here. The beautiful square, with ancient Roman architecture, the colonade, reminds you of just how things were back then. You may spend a full day here, but people usually spend 3-4 hours here. It's a must visit when in Rome. Make sure you arrive early and avoid the busy queues. Take a camera along and get some awesome pictures for you and your group of loved ones.

  • Chuck Schamberg

    - 10 August 2018 -

    Always a pleasure venue. When there 18 years ago the church was covered in scaffolding during its restoration. Wow, so beautiful now. Almost every day I walked through on my daily walk. Lots of room to move about. At the North end, turn left and see the underground display of what the plaza originally was.

  • Scott Spurgiesz

    - 26 July 2018 -

    Wonderful plaza, like many churches and plazas in Rome, it is almost hidden really until you step out to it. The love music was really nice to sit and listen to. The shops for the most part are unique and interesting around the plaza as well. Didn't try any of the food places when I went. The fountains are beautiful as well.

  • Louise Fraser

    - 12 July 2018 -

    This square is often mentioned in Rome guidebooks as being a hub of activity. This is only really true in the evenings when there are many street performers and vendors out. During the day there is only the occasional vendor. It's very busy with tourists but we didn't enjoy it for much more than the occasional stroll through on our way to other places. Nice fountains which can be said for lots of places in Rome too...

  • Franco Alarcón

    - 12 July 2018 -

    Spectacular and amazing place to admire the wonderful architecture that Rome has. Every building is richly decorated and finely carved. I was really impressed by the beauty of this square. Good place to eat outside. There are great photo ops.

  • 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

Piazza Navona tours

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