About the Piazza Navona
Once the site of the Stadium of Domitian (1st Century AD), the Piazza Novona became a famous square for its’ City Market in the 15th century. There are many buildings surrounding the square, such as: Palazzo Panphili Palace (now the Brazilian Embassy), Sant’ Agnese in Agone, and Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore. It also is home to three fountains: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (centre), also known as the Fountain of the Four Rivers, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Fontana del Moro (South End) and Fountain of Neptune (North End), by Giacomo della Porta.
Address: Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome
Free – open square
Several buses stop along Corso del Rinascimento (street parallel to the square).
Hours of Operation
24 Hours – open space
There are several portrait painters, vendors, and restaurants located within the square.
Visit the 17th century Baroque church, Sant’ Agnese in Agone, and the Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore ‘Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’ church, both located in the square.
Attractions near the Square