The Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in all of Rome. The long, oval space, surrounded by magnificent examples of Baroque architecture and cafes, was once an arena where locals would come to watch games, or attend festivals and theatrical performances.
Several beautiful fountains grace the piazza, including Bernini’s famous Fountain of Four Rivers with an Egyptian obelisk rising up from the center. La Fontana del Moro and the Fountain of Neptune are the other two.
On any given day, you can see street performers, vendors, locals and tourists alike wandering up and down, taking a break on a stone bench, enjoying a gelato or tartufo, along with the sounds of running waters.
It’s a vibrant place, full of life both day and night. A must visit on any trip to Rome. During the Christmas holidays, the piazza is home to a wonderful Christams Market.
Here are some of my favorite photos taken at the Piazza Navona.