Piazza Navona

 

One of the city's best known squares, or piazzas, it is known for its impressive Renaissance and Baroque architecture, several fine buildings, monuments and churches, and numerous open-air bars, pizzerias, restaurants, cafes, stalls and artists.

It is built on the site of the Ancient Roman Stadium of Domitian which gives the piazza the shape of a stadium. The modern name of navona comes from the Latin word for Games (agones) And it was here that Romans came to see Athletic contests
The Fountain of the four Rivers with Egyptian obelisk, dominates the middle of Piazza Navona.

Piazza Navona