Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The most outstanding square of the Baroque period in Rome features Bernini's Fountain of Rivers at its center as it faces Borromini's church, Sant' Agnese in Agone.
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  • Family5GetAway
    St. John's, Canada317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely piazza with a lot to see and do
    Our hotel was near the Piazza Navona so we found ourselves in the area every day/evening. It is pretty centrally located so within walking distance of a lot of the tourist hot spots and definitely worth a visit. It is a very large piazza and contains three beautiful fountains, an obelisk, a lovely old church, a lot of restaurants and some stores. The area is always full of people, but I never felt crowded.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • AK8397
    Ontario, Canada894 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Fountains are Amazing
    This famous piazza has so much to offer -- impressive architecture, ornate fountains, a selection of cafes and restaurants, talented buskers and people to watch. Probably the best time to go would be late afternoon when the temperature has cooled and the crowds have thinned. There's not a lot of shade on a hot day and few benches to rest upon. So maybe grab a table under an umbrella and have a cool drink or early dinner.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvelous square with great fountains
    As you wander through the city to see all the primary sites, you will most likely end up here along your way. If you are looking for some overpriced tourist food, then you’ve arrived. If you want a better meal at a better price? Move along. Some good places to grab a table and a drink and people watch if you like. Just passing through? Definitely take a few moments to stop and wonder at the two fountains in the square. Masterpieces of sculpture, they are both fantastic in their own way. Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi is the large one near the center and quite an amazing spectacle wo walk around and see.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Twinsmom99
    Dyer, Indiana653 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning piazza
    We visited this piazza every day of our time in Rome. Gorgeous fountains and beautiful buildings surround the piazza. There is a lovely church there as well to see. Lots of restaurants in this area too. Be careful of those guys launching those things in the air- I was actually hit in the eye with one.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Bites and Sights Adventures
    Saint Louis, Missouri64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth an afternoon visit!
    We love the Piazza and visit every time we go to Rome. A little known fact about the Piazza is that it was originally a stadium underneath the now Piazza. There is a museum about the stadium under the Piazza, it is worth taking an hour and visiting!
    Visited July 2022
    Written June 21, 2023
  • George S
    Miami Beach, Florida1,612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive fountains.
    An impressive piazza with three beautiful fountains in the Historical Center. A 5 minute walk from the Pantheon. There are many cafes and restaurants (often overpriced) fronting the plaza and it looks wonderful in the evening. Should be visited!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Kapil Sood
    Bengaluru, India414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another iconic must see in Rome
    Very beautiful place, not too far from Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. There are three nice fountains in the centre and very good festive environment all around. We visited this place during different times of the day as we were staying close by and it's beauty is different during the day and in the night. As this place is open 7x24 feel free to visit at your convenience and you won't regret!
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom9,500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Piazza in Rome
    This is my favourite Piazza in Rome. There is so much to look at and there is always a great atmosphere. Its main feature are the magnificent fountains. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to savour the piazza and watch the world go by.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively atmosphere
    The best piazza in Rome !!! It is such a wonderful place to just sit and enjoy the atmosphere around. A lot of people perform there and there is a beautiful church (Sant'Agnese) which is also a must see when you are here. We enjoyed out time a lot.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,037 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Piazza Perfecto
    The Piazza Navona has not changed much since my first visit in 1979 with the exception of the prices! The restaurants surrounding the square are all now pretty pricey and way above my pay scale! The Piazza is famous for its 3 distinctive fountains with the centrepiece being Bernini's Fountain of the four rivers dating from 1651 and it's central obelisk. The other 2 fountains are by Porta with the Fontana Del Moro 1575 & the Fountain of Neptune 1574. All have had additions/alterations over the centuries. The Piazza is a fine example of Roman baroque architecture and dates from early AD but underwent major changes from 1644 under Pope Innocent X whose family home fronted the square.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 2, 2023
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npatel137
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is definitely worth visiting. It's a busy square, and I came in the late evening, but it was not too busy. You can simply walk around and view everything. It's quite nice.
Written May 22, 2024
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Squidy Travels
Sydney, Australia277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Piazza Navona is one of Rome's busiest public squares and its easy to see why. It is absolutely gorgeous. It gets ridiculously crowded so I definitely recommend coming early if you want to soak in the sites, if you come later in the day it gets super crowded and fills up with tour groups and street hawkers.
The souvenir shops around the square are fun and worth checking out.
If you actually want to get something to eat head a little out of the square and you'll find Pasquino Bistrot and Wine Bar which is relatively cheap (compared to places in the square) and delicious!
Written May 22, 2024
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Tony McMahon
London, UK380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This square is a victim of its own success. A lot of people now congregating there but with them comes the street hawkers. It's just got a very naff atmosphere, despite the beautiful fountain, the church of Saint Agnes, and the remains of the Roman race track. I found myself avoiding it this year. The idea of having a coffee al fresco is just a no-no. It's a crowded mess. Rome's local authority needs to think about how to rescue it.
Written May 9, 2024
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Luigi M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Unique place with a fabulous history. Perfectly maintained, wonderful at night.
Without people. The bars in the area are also very pleasant
Written April 28, 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,040 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Piazza Navona is one of Rome's prettiest public squares. Originally, this was the location of the 1st-century Domitian Stadium. However, like most of ancient Rome, it fell into ruins in later centuries, In the 16th and 17th century, the square was redeveloped and redesigned into what you see today.

The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone was build and three elegant fountains (Moor, Neptune and Four Rivers) were installed in the square adorning it with works of Bernini and Borromini, the two most notable Baroque masters of the 17th century. This is what you see when visiting Piazza Navona today.

There are some benches on the square, often artists selling their works along with other vendors. Plenty of eateries with outdoor seating and places to pick up a coffee or gelato while exploring the area as well. Well worth passing by on clear days to photograph the monuments and beautiful buildings against blue skies and stopping by again in the evening when you can see everything illuminated against dark skies.
Written April 25, 2024
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
One of the most visited squares in Rome, there are always crowds of people, street artists and musicians. At its center there is very nice fountain.
In the past it was a Roman stadium.
Written April 14, 2024
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Sarah Power
Sheffield, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was our local square as we were staying only a 5 minute walk away and we found ourselves drawn here every evening during our stay. I preferred it at night as it had a nice atmosphere and it wasn't quite as busy as during the day. Lots of artists, musicians and performers make it a lovely evening spot. We didn't eat in the square though, cheaper to eat just off it.
Written April 12, 2024
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN6,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This area is great for not only restaurants and shopping, but people watching as well. This large city square is full of history going all the way back to the 1st century. Several other nearby attractions are easily accessible from this area. I’m not the biggest fan of art, but you’ll see many talented people showcasing their handmade paintings, sculptures, and drawings. At the piazza is a large church that we were fortunate enough to stop in and have a quick look.
Written April 11, 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The square is beautiful, it has three fountains, and you can take some very nice pictures. Also, there are a lot of restaurants and bars nearby.
However, you should try to go in the morning, because in the afternoon is super crowded!
Written April 11, 2024
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MikeFo
Brighton, UK1,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a former ancient race track and that is clearly visible in its design. Surrounded by some magnificent buildings with a great fountain representing 4 great rivers of 4 continents.
Written April 5, 2024
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