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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

4.4/5367 Reviews
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Ranked #11 in Rome Can't Miss Attractions
1km from city centre
"Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant squares in Rome. This lively square full of portrait painters, street performers and souvenir vendors, is located in the historic center of Rome, just 300m from the Pantheon. Surrounding the square there are lots of restaurants, cafes and terraces with Tre Scalini being perhaps the most popular among them. They make the best Tartufo dessert ( rich chocolate ice-cream dessert) in the whole city. For a peaceful stroll around the square and unobstructed photographs of its lavish fountains and buildings, come early in the morning. You will be delighted fo find a nearly empty square bathed in morning sunshine. The square dates back to the 15th century, but it was built over a 1st century Stadium of Domitian - Rome's first venue for athletic competitions. Underneath Piazza Navona several excavations have been made to uncover the original stadium. Excavations are opened daily from 10 am to 7 pm, tickets cost 8.5 euros.Navona Square is famed for its three fountains, the most impressive of which is The Fountain of the Four Rivers with an Egyptian obelisk as its centerpiece. Undoubtedly the heart of the square, the fountain was designed by Bernini. Four masculine figures represent four rivers: Nile, Ganges, Danube and Plate. There are two smaller fountains placed at each end of the square : Fontana del Nettuno at the northern end depicts Neptune fighting with a sea monster; at the southern end of the square we find Fontana del Moro with the Moor holding a dolphin surrounded by Tritons. Palacio Brascia, placed at the southern end of the oval piazza, houses a Museum of Rome with a large collection of artifacts that tell the story of this magnificent city from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century. One of the highlights of the square is Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, a beautiful church built by Boromini, standing just opposite the Four Rivers Fountain. Piazza Navona is an ideal place to linger and do some people wat"
Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

4.5/5104 Reviews
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Ranked #15 in Rome Can't Miss Attractions
1.5km from city centre
"One of Rome's most famous landmarks, Spanish Steps, stand in the middle of a high end shopping district whick makes them a perfect meeting point for tourists and locals alike. 135 steps lead from the Spanish Square below to the upper Piazza Trinita dei Monti, small square dominated by a pretty twin tower church. After visiting the church, you can marvel at the panoramic city views from its terrace.At the foot of the steps you'll find a curious little fountain depicting a sinking ship. The Ugly Boat Fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's father, Pietro. There's no lack of myths and legends in ancient or modern Rome. One such legend claims that in creating the fountain P. Bernini was inspired by an actual 16th century event when a fishing boat ended up on that exact same spot, in the middle of the square, carried by a flooding river. In reality, Bernini intended to resolve an issue of low water pressure with his design.Keats - Shelley Museum stands at the right foot of the stairs, housed in a building where Keats once lived and died.Spanish Steps have long been a favored spot for sitting down, relaxing, perhaps even having a snack. You'll be ill-advised to continue this practice today. Just sitting on the Steps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, might cost you 250 euros. As with other popular Roman tourist spots, the best time to visit is early morning. You'll have the place much to yourself. Via del Babuino, one of Rome's high streets, will take you down to another popular square - Piazza del Popolo."