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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  • Scott Spurgiesz

    5
    - 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

    3
    - 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

    5
    - 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.

  • Cassandra Y.

    5
    - 09 July 2018 -

    I can totally stay all day here! Beautiful piazza~ Gorgeous architecture, fountains, statue, restaurants, street artists, etc. It is so relaxing sitting outdoor, drinking a glass wine, order some appetizers and just people watching. People here are so relaxing, the restaurant won't rush you. This is definitely a very popular tourist attraction spot. There are always great energy either day or night. Don't forget to bring your camera with you, perfect photo opportunity!

  • regina gibson

    5
    - 21 June 2018 -

    This is a great place to hang out. It's fun watching the street artists. They can be so creative and it has a fountain. It has so many places to great eat most with outdoor seating. So you can sit and watch the entertainment come to you.

  • Sadegh Sehat

    5
    - 15 June 2018 -

    Navona Square is a very beautiful and ancient square with three springs and a main spring, which I think is built by Bernini Baroque architect and symbolizes the four great rivers in the world. This field was in the old place of a horse and beside it and around it. You can find a large number of restaurants with a variety of foods and have a happy time with friends and family, and there is also a high level of security that the hardworking police provided for the comfort of the tourists. . You can have the ultimate in enjoyment by walking on the field, and even the painters who make your cartoon easily. Do not forget to photograph this beautiful fountain.

  • Dmitri Koslov

    4
    - 10 June 2018 -

    Really nice place. I would definitely recommend adding it to your bucket list of things to do in Rome if you have time. The square has a nice vibe to it, however because the structures are so low to ground level it makes taking a decent picture almost impossible, unless your a photographer with some ND filters. So I would recommend to come here to appreciate the sights and sounds, however you are not going to get much more than that because all the people will block the chance of a decent photo.

  • 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.

  • 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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