Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is perhaps Rome’s most visited square. It is an extraordinary complex of churches, fountains, shops and restaurants mainly in Baroque style. Its shape and dimension is due to the place being one of Ancient Rome’s stadia, the Stadio di Domiziano (built between 81-96 B.C.). I love to walk through the square in late afternoon; even full of tourists the place is amazing. You can be surprised by a book fair, painting exhibitions, a carousel or just an artist doing some performances. In Piazza Navona you will find the Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone and the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, designed by Bernini between 1648 and 1651, which was a setting for the film Angels & Demons (2009). There are plenty of restaurants and ice cream shops around the square, some more touristy than others.

Image by Alessandra Invitti

Image by Alessandra Invitti

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