Piazza Navona

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A beautiful old square surrounded by baroque gems, where you can relax in the cafés and enjoy the street entertainment.

Though not as old as some of the ancient monuments you’ll find across this historic city, the Piazza Navona is nonetheless a beautiful spot. Surrounded by façades built back in the 17th century when Pope Innocent X commissioned such legendary artists as Bernini, Borromini and Rainaldi, this space is a testament to Rome’s artistic heritage.

Here you’ll find the Palazzo Pamphilj, originally built by Rainaldi as a new home for the Pope, and now playing host to the Brazilian Embassy. Towering over the square is the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, with its striking domed roof decorated with murals as well as its shrine to St. Agnes. Renowned as the spot where the young martyr is said to have died, you can join a guided tour to learn more and even see the jewelled box where her skull is kept.

In the heart of the Piazza you’ll see the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), designed by Bernini and recognisable for its figures of four river gods as well as for its tall Obelisk of Domitian rising from the centre. Meanwhile at opposite ends of the Piazza, there are two other attractive water features: Giacomo Della Porta’s Fontana del Moro with its pink marble base and the Fontana del Nettuno, which depicts the god of the seas grappling with an octopus.

If you’re looking for a mellow spot in which to take a break on your trip around Rome, look no further than Piazza Navona. As well as cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy an espresso or one of Italy’s legendary desserts, you can enjoy the show provided by street artists, musicians and performers of all kinds.

Situated right in the heart of central Rome, the Piazza Navona can be reached on foot from the Trevi Fountain in less than a quarter of an hour, making it an ideal trip if you want to take in both at once. You can take the Metro and the buses to reach this area.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Piazza Navona

iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
The price is S$122 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also within 1 mile ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (951 reviews)
"We had a wonderful stay at the IQ Hotel Roma. The location, rooms and staff all exceeded our expectations."

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2021

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Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$153 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this family-friendly Rome hotel is steps away from Via XX Settembre and Via Nazionale. Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,644 reviews)
"Classic old Rome hotel, beautiful public areas and the rooms were a good size. Housekeeping was wonderful as was the rest of the team at the hotel. My rate included breakfast which was a nice buffet with delicious bakery selection. The hotel was walking distance to most of the historic sites and ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec,2021

Hotel Quirinale
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
The price is S$146 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Rome Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baths of Diocletian, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Palace of Expositions. Repubblica ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (964 reviews)
"If you are staying in room for a short period of time, then this is a great place. One of the biggest perks is it a proximity to the main train station. You can walk there in less than five minutes. Particularly great if you plan to travel to other parts of Italy. In my experience, it was to get ..."

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
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iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM
The price is S$122 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
iQ Hotel Roma
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM
The price is S$153 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Quirinale
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
4 out of 5
Via Principe Amedeo 5/B, Rome, RM
The price is S$146 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Best Western Plus Hotel Universo
Hotel Nazionale
Hotel Nazionale
4 out of 5
Piazza Montecitorio, 131, Rome, RM
The price is S$193 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Nazionale
Hotel La Residenza
Hotel La Residenza
4 out of 5
Via Emilia 22-24, Rome, RM
The price is S$145 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel La Residenza
Boutique Hotel Campo dé Fiori
Boutique Hotel Campo dé Fiori
4 out of 5
Via Del Biscione, 6, Rome
The price is S$161 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Boutique Hotel Campo dé Fiori
Rhea Silvia Luxury Navona
Rhea Silvia Luxury Navona
Corsia Agonale, 10, Rome
The price is S$196 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Rhea Silvia Luxury Navona
Albergo Del Senato
Albergo Del Senato
3 out of 5
Piazza Della Rotonda 73, Rome, RM
The price is S$286 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Albergo Del Senato
9Hotel Cesari
9Hotel Cesari
4 out of 5
Via di Pietra 89a, Rome, RM
The price is S$166 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
9Hotel Cesari
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.