Piazza Navona is one of the major squares in Rome and is located in the heart of the historical centre . At its origins it was an ancient Circus during the time of the Roman Empire.
In the Circus there were important sport events like horse races and gladiators fightings .
During the renaissance the most famous artists contributed to make Navona Square even more beautiful, by making Borrominiâ€™s church and the Berniniâ€™s Fontain of four rivers.
Legend tells that one of the statues in the Fountain raises a hand to wards the church to protect him self as if the church was to collapse.
This, because the envy and jealousy between Borromini and Bernini was very fierce during the 17 th Century.
There is also another beautiful building in the square, which is today home of the Brazilian Embassy in Rome . Navona Square is very popular both with Romans and tourists, in particular during Christmas, when there are a lot of stands selling toys, candies, and Christmas souvenirs.
During the rest of the year there are plenty of painters offering to paint portraits of the visiting tourists.
From Navona Square you can easily walk to Campo dei Fiori for a night drink, which is right behind the Embassy of France in Rome or to the Rome Pantheon to see one of the oldest Monument of Rome.
How to get to Piazza Navona from your Yes Hotel Rome ?
You can simply take bus 64 or 40 from the Termini train station in Rome and get off one stop after the Largo Argentina. The journey is about 15 minutes and remember to purchase your ticket or pass before boarding.
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