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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is one of most famous public squares of Rome.
During Roman age, in this place there was the Stadium of Domitian and the name of the square was originally in Agone (from the Latin word agones, "games") because the area was used exclusively for the athletics contests. Today the square traces the shape of the ancient stadium, and is considered one of the most spectacular and characteristic public squares of the baroque Rome.

Piazza Navona is dominated by three fountains: the Fontana del Moro, carved by Giacomo della Porta, located at the southern end of the piazza, the Fontana di Nettuno located at the northern area, and the most famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), a work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in the middle of the piazza. Realized in 1651, the fountain is the extraordinary support for the roman copy of an egyptian obelisk, surrounded by four colossal men, that personify the great rivers of the four continents: the Nile, Danube, Ganges, and Río de la Plata.

Among the splendid buildings and palaces that surround Piazza Navona, we can admire the concave facade of the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, built in 1652. The square, during the Christmas period, accommodates a market that has become a tradition for the city; moreover it became place of meeting and art performances that rendered it, above all at night, one of the most vivacious and interesting points of the city.

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Hotel Alpi is a fine example of the Art Nouveau style of the late 1800s. Relax on the sunny terrace and walk to the main station in 5 minutes. The Alpi Hotel has a central location in a square close to Termini station, with excellent public transport links by both bus and metro to the rest of Ro ...

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Located in the shopping centre of Rome, the hotel benefits from easy access to the main monuments of the city, including the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. Directly opposite the Rome Forum, and just 10 minutes away from Rome’s Termini Station, the hotel offers rooms over 4 floors, each with i ...

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Hotel Montecarlo is in a quiet and elegant area of Rome's historic centre, close to the main embassies and ministries. Termini Station and the air terminal are 600 metres away. The helpful team of staff are available 24 hours a day and are committed to offering you the best possible service. You ...

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