A vibrant meeting place of architecture, atmosphere, food and a classic Roman fountain. The Piazza Navona is a great place to just sit and people watch.

Know Before You Go

Visit the Fontana del Moro with its basin and four Tritons which dates back to 1575, additions were made by Bernini in 1673.
Also at the north end of the square is the wonderful Fountain of Neptune created by Giacomo della Porta.
This square is huge but it gets busy, take in the sights and sounds while indulging in some Italian cuisine.
Visit at Christmas time for a unique market in the Piazza.
Children will enjoy the ice creams and lively goings on.

A bustling square, from centuries ago till today

The Piazza Navona is one of the most popular and bustling squares visited by tourists in Rome. It was built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian around the 1st century AD. It was known in those days as a competition arena as Romans went there to watch games.

The Piazza Navona is huge and houses a city market, and Egyptian Obelisk and the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Today many people visit the square to take in the ambiance, eat a traditional Italian meal or indulge in delicious gelato.

Set for famous movies, and good nightlife

Visit here if you wish to follow in the footsteps of Tom Hanks in the movie Angels and Demons or recognize scenes from the movie Catch 22.

There are many places of interest around the Piazza Navona including the fountains and the Bernini statues dating back to 1673. It is also popular after dark, as a nightlife spot.

Key Highlights

Follow in the footsteps of Tom Hanks in the movie Angels and Demons, or recognize scenes from the movie Catch 22. You could do what most of the tourists do in this bustling square and watch the world go by with a gelato in hand.

There are many places of interest around the Piazza Navona including the fountains and the Bernini statues dating back to 1673. This is a popular nightlife spot, so come after dark if you can.

Map : Piazza Navona

Other Rome Top 10 Attractions Near Piazza Navona are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Piazza Navona
AttractionDistance
Pantheon0.3 Km
Doria Pamphilj Gallery0.7 Km
Trevi Fountain0.9 Km
Spanish Steps1.1 Km
Sistine Chapel1.6 Km
Palatine Hill1.6 Km
St Peters Basilica1.6 Km
Vatican Museums1.8 Km
Roman Colosseum1.9 Km
Borghese Gallery and Museum2.3 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Piazza Navona:

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