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Piazza Navona

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Piazza Navona.

Piazza Navona features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Rome City Guide3-day Rome City Guide5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most beautiful squares in Rome
  • Great place for people watching

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Bus nr: 40, 64 Largo Argentina station

Address: Piazza Navona, Rome

Things you need to know:

  • Piazza Navona is an impressive city square in Rome
  • Stadium Domitian, an arena mostly used for athletic contests (built in 1st Century AD), used to stand here, and the square still follows the form of the open space of the stadium
  • It features a number of fine examples of Roman Baroque architecture and art
  • In the central stands Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Two other fountains decorate the square: Fontana del Moro (southern end) and the Fountain of Neptune (northern end)
  • The beautiful building towering above the central fountain is the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi
  • In the 15th century, the city market was held in the square that still hosts Rome's Christmas market
  • Street artists, such as cartoonists, pantomime artists and human statues, gather in the square and create its pleasant atmosphere

What to do there:

  • Enjoy this pedestrian paradise filled with caf├ęs, street performers, artists, and splashing fountains
  • Take a walk around the square
  • Take some photos of the statues and fountains
  • Sit down and relax while doing some people watching

Tips & Insights:

  • Beautiful day or night

Piazza Navona features in these preplanned City Guides: