Piazza Navona (crs)

Piazza Navona
Southwestern Entrance
Piazza Navona
Southeastern Entrance
Piazza Navona
Signage
Piazza Navona
Signage
Piazza Navona
Looking North
Piazza Navona, From the Fountain of Four Rivers
Looking North
      
Piazza Navona, From the Fountain of Four Rivers
Looking North
Piazza Navona, Fountain of Neptune
Looking North
Piazza Navona
Looking North
Piazza Navona
Looking North
Piazza Navona
Looking North
Piazza Navona, From the Fountain of the Moor
Looking South
      
Piazza Navona
Looking South
Piazza Navona
Looking South
Piazza Navona,
Looking South
Piazza Navona,
Pamphili Palace
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
      
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Original Structure
Piazza Navona, Sant'Agnese in Agone
Signage
Piazza Navona
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Sant'Agnese in Agone
      
Piazza Navona
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Fountain of the Four Rivers
Piazza Navona
Fountain of the Moor
      
Piazza Navona
Fountain of Neptune

 

Item: circa 1st century  Image/s: circa 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005  Accesses: 252

 

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Piazza Navona is built on the site of the ancient Roman Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century.  It follows the form of the open space of the stadium.  Romans came here to watch the agones ("games")'.  It was defined as a public space in the later 15th century when the city market was transferred from the Campidoglio to the Piazza Navona.  In the center stands the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi.  The Piazza Navona has two additional fountains: at the southern end is La Fontana del Moro with a basin and four Tritons sculpted by Giacomo della Porta (1575) to which in 1673 Bernini added a statue of a Moor, wrestling with a dolphin.  At the northern end is the Fountain of Neptune created by Giacomo della Porta in 1574.  The statue of Neptune in the northern fountain, the work of Antonio Della Bitta, was added in 1878 to make that fountain more symmetrical with La Fontana del Moro.  The pavement level was raised in the 19th century and the market was moved to the Campo de'Fiori in 1869.

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Identifier: 452, Last Accessed: 2017-11-15 13:13:51

 

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