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Navona Square

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Overview

Title
Navona Square
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
4.73
Year
1500 AD
Cost
-
Average visit time
45 minutes
Address
Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always

Description

Navona Square (in italian Piazza Navona) is one of the most famous squares in Rome and is shaped like an old stadium. In ancient Rome, this area was the Stadium of Domitian built in 85 AD and could accommodate about 30,000 spectators. Navona Square is considered a prime example of the Baroque style: there are masterpieces by architects such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini (the Fountain of the Four Rivers: the Danube, the Ganges, the Nile and the Rio de la Plata, and the four corners of the Earth), Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. There is a famous legend that says the square is indicative of the rivalry between Bernini and Borromini: Bernini depicting the river gods in contrast to Borromini's church on the other side (pagan vs. catholic). In the evening, Navona Square becomes a stage to roman nightlife with many cocktail bars, restaurant, wine bars and night clubs: the start of a really fun evening in Navona District!

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Inserted by giampale74

2/17/2012 15:01
Here you can "breathe" the real culture of Rome.

Inserted by Vanessa82

2/17/2012 14:58
This square is really magic, expecially during Christmas holidays :-)

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