Possibly the square that better represents the ‘bombastic’ Baroque Epoch in Rome.
It was built exactly at the same place where the Domiziano Stadium was located, in 86 bc (the Roman ruins are still visible in the crypt of Sant’ Agnese in Agone Church).
Piazza Navona, which is a pedestrian area now, has 3 baroque fountains and the central one (Fountain of Four Rivers) designed by Bernini.
Opposite to the piazza Navona fountain, we can find Sant’ Agnese in Agone Church, which facade (by Borromini) is one of the most famous baroque masterpieces of Rome.
Piazza Navona is a lively place with plenty of stylish restaurants, gelato (ice-cream) bars, and everyday musical or artistic performance.
How to get there: bus n. 87 (from stop Colosseo Metro line B Colosseo), n. 492 (from Piazza Barberini), n. 70 (from Termini Station)