Rome Piazza Navona

Planning to visit Rome and spend a few days sightseeing? One of the places you must see is the Piazza Navona: the most famous Piazza in Rome, larger than the Colosseum itself. Why it’s so famous? There’s three remarkable fountains and one church all located in this square! The Navona square was, and still is, the home to various festivals and theatrical events.

Piazza Navona was built on the stadium of Domitian in the 15th century. Bernini’s masterpiece, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, or Fonatanai Quattro Fiumi, is the most visited attraction in the area. The fountain was not built in the piazza, it was originally built in the Circus of Maxentius. The four figures in the fountain represents 4 rivers – the Nile, The Ganges, Danube and the Rio la Plata. A long Egyptian obelisk stands in the middle of the four figures.

Get to know the Piazza Navona in Rome

The other two fountains on the square are also famous. The Fontanal Moro, which is located on the southern side of the piazza, was sculpted by Giacomolla Porto. Check the statue of the man wrestling with a dolphin, that was sculpted in the original fountain, it’s a Bernini addition from 1673! The other fountain is the Fountain of Neptune, on the northern end, also sculptured by Giacomolla Porto.

The Church of Saint Agnese in Agone is a Baroque church designed by Borromini, also standing at Piazza Navona. According to the legend, this church was built on the same site where St. Agnes miraculously grew hair to cover his naked body and was saved from shame!

If you are visiting Rome in Christmas time, don’t miss the Christmas market that takes place in the piazza. Check our video guides for more information about tours in the area and more ideas about nearby attractions, such as the famous Pantheon – a fascinating temple, built more than 1800 years ago – , the Temple of Hadrian and visit other squares in the area, like the Piazza Farnese.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$