Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona showing heritage architecture, a city and a monument
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers.

Considered one of Rome’s most accomplished displays of baroque architecture, this fine square gained its facades in the mid-17th century under Pope Innocent X, who employed artists like Bernini, Borromini and Rainaldi to transform this square into a showcase of Rome’s great artistry.Rainaldi built the Palazzo Pamphilj, the new home of the pope, but it is now home to the Brazilian Embassy. The building that dominates the square is the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, dedicated to the young martyr who is believed to have died on this spot. Famed for its domed ceiling (covered with the sumptuous murals of Ciro Ferri and Sebastiano Corbellini) and its shrine of St. Agnes (with her skull encased in a bejeweled box), there are expert, if expensive, guided tours of the church available on a regular basis.Walk into the center of Piazza Navona and you’ll be rewarded with the spectacular Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), a design of Bernini’s that depicts four river gods at the base, from which sprouts the sizable Obelisk of Domitian, not dissimilar to the Egyptian monument in Piazza San Pietro. You may recognize this fountain from the hit movie Angels & Demons, based on the Dan Brown novel. At opposite ends of the Piazza are two more water features, Giacomo Della Porta’s Fontana del Moro, with its distinct rose-colored marble base, and the Fontana del Nettuno, portraying the god of the sea wrestling with an octopus. There’s perhaps no other square in the world that uses water so artistically. Piazza Navona offers the perfect place for a quiet stop during any visit to Rome. Not only are there many cafés and restaurants, so you can reward your walk with espresso and a tartufo (an Italian ice-cream dessert) from the superb Tre Scalini, but the scores of street artists, musicians and performers ensures there isn’t a dull moment. Grand and ancient, yet brimming with life, that’s Piazza Navona.Piazza Navona is in central Rome, less than 15 minutes’ walk from the Trevi Fountain, making these two sights an ideal duet.You can take a Metro/bus combination to get there.

Top Trending Hotels Near Piazza Navona

Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM, 184
The price is €118 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
€118
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,053 reviews)
"Wonderful and beautifully preserved older building, high ceilings in the rooms and although old, the furniture and fittings have been well looked after through the years"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2023

Hotel Quirinale
The Hive Hotel
The Hive Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Torino 6, Rome, Roma, 184
The price is €133 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
€133
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)
"The location is excellent."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2023

The Hive Hotel
Hotel Nazionale
Hotel Nazionale
4 out of 5
Piazza Montecitorio, 131, Rome, RM, 186
The price is €174 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
€174
per night
30 Jan - 31 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,016 reviews)
"Perfect hotel for a short break to see the sites. All attractions were within walking distance. The hotel had a nice charm and breakfast was decent. Couple of the hotel staff more friendly then others. All in all would recommend"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2023

Hotel Nazionale
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.
Corso 281 Luxury Suites Roma
Hotel Varese Roma
Hotel Paolo II

Popular places to visit


Top Hotel Deals

Relais Arco della Pace
Relais Arco della Pace
Via Arco della Pace, 2, Rome, RM, 186
Relais Arco della Pace
The Hive Hotel
The Hive Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Torino 6, Rome, Roma, 184
The Hive Hotel
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM, 184
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Nazionale
Hotel Nazionale
4 out of 5
Piazza Montecitorio, 131, Rome, RM, 186
Hotel Nazionale
iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM, 184
iQ Hotel Roma
Hotel Navona
Hotel Navona
3 out of 5
Via dei Sediari 8, Rome, RM, 186
Hotel Navona
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM, 185
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
Hotel Artemide
Hotel Artemide
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 22, Rome, RM, 184
Hotel Artemide
Piazza di Spagna Prestige
Piazza di Spagna Prestige
Via della Croce 33, Via Bocca di Leone 36, Rome, RM, 187
Piazza di Spagna Prestige
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.