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Piazza Navona

Local name: Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, located in the heart of the city. The fountain of the Four Rivers, the work of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini in 1651, is central. It was built to expose the ancient Egyptian obelisk. On both sides of the square are two smaller fountains of the Giacoma della Porta - Maura Fountain with Ethiopian carved by Bernini and the Neptune Fountain.

In ancient times there was a stadium built on the order of Emperor Domitian. Its remnant is the oval shape of Piazza Navona, which almost completely coincides with the surface of the race track for horse chariots. In the middle of the 15th century, a city market was brought here, which is home to the annual Christmas market, one of the Roman tourist attractions. This place is also associated with the cult of Saint Agnes, who allegedly died at the Domitian Stadium.

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Piazza Navona 00186 Rome , Italy