Sunday, 25 September 2011


Piazza Navona- the city square located in Rome on the east side of the Tiber river.

Originally the place was an ancient stadium, where people gathered to watch the games, but  in a late 15th century was formed into a shape of public square  in a barouque style and until now resambles the shape of a circus.

The plaza was created by erecting municipal buildings, palaces, and edifieces that surrounded the place and added important  accentuation, provided a desirable intervals to make its long shape more interesting, but also provided the harnonuous symetry.

Most precious of buildings that were erected during the re- shaping the place were :
Palazzo Pamphili - founded and occupied  by Popes Innocent X family designed by Girolamo Rainaldi
St Agnes in Agony  - church designed by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi.

The square is a very significant example of baroque style public spaces.Consists of three fountains ,the biggest and most grandeur of them is the middle one with the obelisk , famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers  by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

 The second fountain is  Fontana del Moro to the south with a basin and four Tritons sculpted by Giacomo della Porta with Bernini's statue of a Moor, or African, wrestling with a dolphin,

Third of the fountains located to the north end - Fountain of Neptune sculptured by Giacomo della Porta.

Pictures do not reflect the entire beauty and style of this mysthic place .

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  1. Olá Queridos Amigos...

    Mas que bonito demais, aprecio muito, muito...
    Muito Obrigada por compartilhar essas maravilhas...

    Beijos daqui do Brazil.

  2. Very beautiful photos. I hope one day you'll go to Romania too, the architecture is quite different in Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu...

  3. La plaza Navona, impresionantes figuras, un rincón sin olvido.

  4. A great post and a wonderful place (been there). Beautiful photo work.

  5. L'ensemble de vos photos me font agréablement voyager et apprécier l'architecture de cette sublime ville qu'est Rome.
    Merci pour ce partage.