Navona Place
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Piazza Navona

A Baroque complex that arose in around the mid-1600s over the stadium of Domitian, of which it has preserved the shape and size. From the 17th to the 19th century, during the month of August, it used to be closed off and flooded for a water parade of prelates’ and princes’ ships and crews.
The piazza is also famous for the Church of S. Agnese in Agone by Borromini and the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini.
During the Christmas season it fills up for about a month with characteristic vendors’ stalls and booths.

[ This monument is included in itinerary 1 ]