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    Piazza Navona

    Christmas on The Piazza Navona

    Christmas on The Piazza Navona

    This is one of the liveliest places in Rome, with many painters, restaurants, cafes and ice-cream shops.

    Having kept the shape of the ancient Stadium of Domitian, Piazza Navona has become the most emblematic of the golden age of the Baroque. At its center is the monumental Fountain of the Four Rivers, a most celebrated work of Bernini.Its statues represent the Nile, Ganges, Danube and the Rio de la Plata.In the middle of the fountain stands the obelisk which previously decorated the circus of Maxentius (on Via Appia Antica), originally from the Temple of Isis.

    The church of Sant’ Agnese in Agone faces the central fountain with its baroque facade made by the famous Borromini.Adjacent to St. Agnese, Palazzo Pamphili (enlarged in the 17th century) today hosts the Brazilian embassy.

    Two other Baroque fountains adorn the square: the Moor Fountain and the Fountain of Neptune (17th and 16th centuries).

     

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