February 2, 2011

Fountains of the Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

Location: Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy (41° 53′ 56″ N, 12° 28′ 23″ E)
Date: 2 April 2005; 10.40am
Camera: Canon 300D with kit lens

Having said that I do not enjoy visiting cities in the last post, Rome is one of my favourite cities to visit. It is so filled with history, well-preserved in the various buildings, squares, sculptures and just about everywhere one turns in the city. Rome had done a great job in preservation- how I wish city and governmental bodies of historical Asian cities can do even a fraction of the same. Amongst the many city squares in Rome, Piazza Navona is arguably, the most famous and beautiful one. It was built on the site of a former stadium and follows the open form of the stadium, giving an open and vast feeling. Like most places in Rome, despite being built over, remnants of the stadium are still visible around the area. It is one of Rome's liveliest squares, with many outdoor cafes, restaurants and night clubs in the neighborhood. The square has a few famous structures including the Fountains of the Four Rivers and baroque Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone.

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