The most elegant and joyful square in Rome, where you can admire the masterpieces of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini and Giacomo della Porta.
Used in antiquity for athletic contests and competitions of various kinds, today Piazza Navona hosts daily street performers, painters and portraitists that within minutes they manage to capture the most characteristic features of the model. During the Christmas season the square is lit with a thousand colors and fills with candy stalls, crafts and figurines for the crib. The typical market invades the square until the descent of the witch on the night between 5 and 6 January.
Among the wonders to be missed, a short walk from Relais al Senato, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, designed and molded by the sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini between July 1648 and June 1651 commissioned by Pope Innocent X, in the middle of the Baroque period during the most fertile period of this artist. In front of the fountain there is the church of Santa Maria in Agone, designed by Carlo Rainaldi and Francesco Borromini.
About the church, Montesquieu wrote, "A wonderful little church: the facade, with its avant-corps and its recesses, as beautiful as it is unique."