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Navona Square

Between the Lungotevere and Piazza Argentina rises this square extremely harmonious, despite its elongated shape. The baroque buildings that form the square stand on the foundations of the stands of the Domitian stadium (81-96 d.C.). 

Three of the most beautiful fountains of Rome and the façade richly decorated of the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone characterize this environment, much frequented by the Romans and by tourists. 

The central fountain called “Of the Rivers”, a masterpiece of Bernini (1651), with its figures dramatically moved, artificial rocks, beasts and a stone palm, is the maximum expression of the exuberant baroque aesthetics. The four main rivers known at the time, the Nile, the Ganges, the Danube and Rio della Plata, are symbolized by human figures.

The square is populated mostly in the evening; bars and restaurants are always crowded. During the Christmas period at Piazza Navona there’s a typical Christmas market.