Piazza Navona, Rome
One of Rome's liveliest squares, with many outdoor cafes and restaurants, as well as fascinating ancient architecture in the form of churches and historic fountains, Piazza Navona should be visited on a walking tour if at all possible.
The square was constructed on what was the former stadium, built by emperor Domitian in 86 AD. which has given the square its long oval shape. The stadium was eventually paved over in the 15th century and hence the Piazza Navona was born. Beneath the square there are still remains of Domitian's stadium and guided tours to this fascinating underground world are available and start at the Piazza Tor Sanguigna 13. Contact us for prices.