Welcome to La Bella Roma and the Piazza Navona
Perhaps my favourite place in Rome is the Piazza Navona. It is also home to three of my favourite Italian icons; Fountains, Churches and signage.
By day you can wander and absorb the majesty of the baroque architecture. By night the glow of the sculptured fountains, tourists and locals alike taking ‘la Passeggiata’ and the young & old delighting in a slice of authentic Italian pizza, surely followed by a sampling of gelato.
The piazza is adorned by three fountains, two by Giacomo della Porta, the ‘Fontana di Nettuno’ the ‘Fontana del Moro’, and the third, the ‘Fountain of the Four Rivers’ by Gianlorenzo Bernini.
I hope you enjoy my ‘Romantic’ interpretation of Piazza Navona and her glorious fountains and churches, and of course the famous signs that adorn her!
As you can see I am ‘Hooked on La Bella Roma and the Piazza Navona’. See other ‘Hooked On’ posts at Julia’s Hooked On Houses
Of course there are more Roma posts in the works.. so stay tuned!
IMAGES: All images by me [beingRuby]
FOOTNOTES: The 1st large image is a segment of the ‘Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi’ or ‘Fountain of the Four Rivers’ by ‘Gianlorenzo Bernini’. Legend has it that Bernini created the cowering figure here to depict his fear and revulsion of the baroque facade of the ‘church of Sant'Agnese’ created by his rival Francesco Borromini. Perhaps that is why I like it so much.. a bit of humour in the architecture!! More info available at Wikipedia [here]