Piazza Navona, a 15th century oblong square, is the remains of Circus Agonalis, a former sporting stadium built by Emperor Domitian in 86 BC. Houses were built on the ruins which still has the shape of the stadium and so arose the Piazza Navona.
The Piazza Navonasquare is famous among the artists and tourists.It is very popular not only because of its picturesque view but also of its other attractions such as the fountains, palaces, churches, cafes and restaurants. The following are the must-see spots while you are at the oblong square, Piazza Navona.
Sant’Agnese in Agone is a 17th century Baroque church built by Girolamo Rainaldi in 1652. This is the basilica where the early Christian St. Agnes was martyred.
La Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or the Four Flowing Fountain, one of the largest and most famous fountains of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, was erected for Pope Innocent X. The fountain represents the four major rivers of the continents where the papal authority have spread: the Nile, the Danube, the Ganges, and the Rio de la Plate.
Fontana del Moro or the Moor Fountain is the creation of Michelangelo’s student, Giacomodella Porta in 1576 together with a Moor designed by Bernini. The Moor represents the African brawling with a dolphin and it is surrounded by four tritons.
Fontana del Nettuno or the Fountain of Neptune is a basin designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1547 and completed by Antonio dellaBitta hundred years later.
Museo di Roma is located inside Palazzo Braschi. This museum is famous of its hefty collection of paintings, drawings, photographs, books, furniture and ceramics that depicts the opulent history of Rome from the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century.
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