The obelisk standing on Piazza Navona, the top of the monument is a dove, the family symbol of the pope at the time. It was remodeled and moved several times. Today its base is a god-like sculpture masterpiece of the Four Rivers Fountain. However, it was not the original home of this obelisk. From the 1st century to the 4th century, the Obelisk moved twice. Finally fell to the ground in the Mazzosen Square. Innocent Pope commissioned the architect Bernini to design the Four Rivers Fountain as the base of the Obelisk. In the many artistic fountains of the city of Rome, the fountain is always in the first place in my heart. Not to mention that its sculpture of the human body is full of strength and exquisiteness. The light uses four old people to represent the Danube, the Ganges, the Nile, and the Rio de la Prada River, which in turn leads to four continents. This kind of idea is really wonderful.
Piazza Navona is located in the heart of Rome, the most beautiful square in Rome. Piazza Navona is situated on the site of a large 30,000-seat arena built by Emperor Tumitan in AD 86. The square still has an oval outline that matches the shape of the Agonalis Arena. The name of the square originated from the stadium.
Navona Square was built in the fifteenth century AD. In 1644, Pope Innocent X began a radical Baroque reconstruction. The main monuments produced by this program are two striking fountains designed by Bernini: the Moro Fountain at the southern end of the square and the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi at the center.
The Navona Square is adjacent to the Pantheon, and the baroque palace architecture, exquisite fountains and romantic cafes have earned it the reputation of the most beautiful square in Rome.
Oblong Piazza Navona, this is the site of the arena Roman Emperor Domitian in 86 AD, built (aristocratic casino), when the 15th century was re-paving. At present here is based on the Baroque square of beautiful architecture, majestic fountains, laid-back atmosphere and well-known, throughout the year there are various festivals and performances held here, one of Rome's most popular meeting place for people around the open-air cafes and ice cream parlors extremely popular. On the west side of the square church it was designed by Bernini's rivals Bologna Rimini, Bernini middle of the square is the most prestigious one magnificent sculpture Four Rivers Fountain. Four giant like just sitting on the rockery, natural look, the outflow of water from various springs in rockery gap and irregularly, and some sharp, some soothing, in the sunlight, bright colors, the whole look lively and full of fountains fun.
Piazza Navona is situated in the central area of Historic District of Rome, beside Pantheon. The three fountains in the plaza are rare artworks, while the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi at the center of plaza was designed by master sculpist Bernini. The latter has four human sculptures, symbolizing the four heavenly rivers. Across from the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi is Sant'Agnese Church. Its front side was designed by Baroque architect Borromini. The circular vault and the angel relief are very intricate and beautiful. Authentic works by Raphael and Caravaggio are preserved within the church.