Europe Trip - Italy Day 2 Part 3 Rome Piazza Navona

February 3, 2016

Itinerary for Day 2: Colosseum. >> Pantheon >> Piazza Navona >> Spanish Steps >> Trevi Fountain

 

 

 

 

3rd Destination of the Day ~

 We walked to Piazza Navona, situated on the west of Pantheon. Piazza Navona is one of the most famous square in Rome. This square is so lively and brimming with life.

 

There's so many interesting things to see and what really caught my eye was the painting done using spray paint. The painting is so pretty, how i wish i could lug one back home but as this is the first city and we have many more to explore, in the end we gave up the thought.

 Apart from this there are many others selling different stuff and some have really unusual performers like the "floating man" and the stationery "in a rush to work" man 

 

 

 

There are three fountains at the square, Neptune Fountain, Moor Fountain and the largest fountain situated in the middle of the square, Fountain of the Four Rivers. 

The first pic is the Moor fountain and the subsequnet ones are Fiumi fountain

 

 Fountain of the Four rivers ( Fiumi Fountain) is made up of four nude giants that represents the four principal rivers of the continents known at that time namely the Ganges Asia, Danube Europe , Rio de la Plata,the americas and lastly the Nile which represents Africa. 

Do you Know: If you take a closer look at the four statues, you may have noticed that one has a veil on its head, this is because the source of the river has yet to be discovered.

( Giant on the left on the picture below )  

 

 Apart from the Fiumi fountain, another eye-catcher would be the church in the background, Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. 

 

The church is pretty small so if you got some time to spare, you might want to go in and take a look , the interior is pretty and entrance is free. 

 

Opening hours

Weekdays: 9.30 AM -12.30 PM and 3.30 PM -7 PM.

Sunday and holidays: 10.00 AM-1.00 PM and 4.00 PM – 7.00 PM.

Closed on Mondays.

 

The church is named after a girl named Agnes and it is built at the exact location of where Saint Agnes was killed. 

If you would like to know more about how the church got its name,you many want to read further here

Alright our next stop will be Spanish Steps! Watch this spaceas we share more of our travel snippets with you! 

 

 

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