Piazza Navona is one of the most famous and beautiful squares in Rome. The piazza follows the plan of an ancient Roman circus, the I century Stadium of Domitian, where the Romans came to watch the "agones" (games). Defined as a square in the last years of XV century, when the city market was transferred here from the Campidoglio. The market was moved in 1869 to Campo de' Fiori. The square has hosted theatrical shows and horse races. After 1652, on every August Saturday and Sunday, the square was turned into a lake to celebrate the Pamphilj family. This feast was suppressed in 1866. Piazza Navona is now the pride of Baroque Rome. It has sculptural and architectural creations: by Pietro da Cortona, who painted the gallery in the Pamphilj palace; by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi, the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone; and by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the famous "Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi" (Fountain of the Four Rivers, 1651) in the centre of the square. Piazza Navona contains two additional fountains sculpted by Giacome della Porta: the "Fontana di Nettuno" (1574), located at the northern area of Piazza Navona, and the "Fontana del Moro" (1576), located in the southern end of the piazza.
Piazza Navona is an exciting area to explore. Narrow streets are filled with antiquities, art, crafts, cafés, and restaurants. Something interesting greets you around every corner.
Along with the Piazza di Campo dè Fiori, Piazza Navona is one of Rome' busiest squares, and active both day and night. Nightlife is exciting with plenty of choices. There is no Metro close at hand but there are other transport options like the handy little electric buses. The area is very central and most of Rome's biggest tourist attractions are in any case within walking distance.
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