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“Somewhat over-rated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #155 of 887 Activities in Rome
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The most outstanding square of the Baroque period in Rome features Bernini's Fountain of Rivers at its center as it faces Borromini's church, Sant' Agnese in Agone.
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“Somewhat over-rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The fountains had very little water trickling through which spoiled the possibly beautiful effect. The 'artists' are mostly pedlars of mass produced art, none actually painting in the piazza, other than a couple of artists who used spray cans and various tools to produce gaudy pictures of nothing to do with Rome as far as I could see. There were 3 or 4 people, sprayed in either gold or silver who stood or sat very still until you approached and then they beckoned, hoping for payment. There were also a couple of girls with their heads buried inside their jackets, a pair of sunglasses and a hat up on a wire stalk that made them look like headless people. And of course, the eateries that encircle the piazza are grossly over-priced. Sorry, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.

Visited June 2013
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“Great Surprise after Dinner in Rome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My family & I were in Rome for several days & were given a restaurant that was close to the Piazza Navona. After dinner, we wondered over the piazza & were very pleasantly surprised by the piazza, the fountain & the people. I had hoped to see the fountain of the four rivers, but did not realize it was in this piazza. What beautiful fountain! It was a nice cool night in Rome & the piazza was humming with folks just enjoying themselves at little restaurants, gelato stands & hanging out. A great, relaxing experience.

Visited June 2013
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“Fun hangout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Lots of restaurants (which will be overpriced due to location), lots of people watching and street performances. Fun place to go hang out if you have the time

Visited May 2013
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“Piazza Navona Has It All!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Everything you love about Rome can be found at the Piazza Navona--beautiful Bernini fountains, ancient church and many outdoor cafes on the large square. You can look at this giant oblong area and imagine when it was a racetrack during ancient times.

Visited June 2013
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“Navona square just piece of artmagic ))”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Yeah, it really magic - there are many people and a lot of art purposes, funny animator and beautiful fountains, especially fountain of Neptune. Have a look also here: http://lookrome.com/en/place/fountains-in-rome/fontana-del-nettuno.html

Visited July 2013
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