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Piazza Navona and The Trevi Fountain

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Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is a beautiful square in the heart of Rome and most famously know for the ornate fountain (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi - The Fountain of the Four Rivers) located in the square's center and sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.  There are two additional fountains at the both the northern and southern ends of the square.  Right behind The Fountain of the Four Rivers is the beautiful baroque Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone.  The piazza was originally built as a stadium to host games and sports, but over time was transformed into the lovely square that you will find today.

Piazza Navona is a large, lively square filled with artists and musicians and lined with wonderful cafes, restaurants, gelaterias and shops.
The stunning Trevi Fountain
  In the evening, the nightlife abounds until around 2 or 3 AM! 

Speaking of fountains, The Trevi Fountain, Rome's largest, is also one not to be missed.  It marks the endpoint of an ancient aqueduct that supplied water to Rome for over four hundred years.  Legend says that whoever throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain is ensured a return trip to Rome, and further, that two coins tossed will bring a new romance and three coins tossed will lead to marriage or divorce.  Although some say you must simply throw three coins from your right hand over your left shoulder in the Trevi Fountain for good luck.  The coins are collected every night, about 3000 Euro a day, and used to help the needy.  Unfortuantely, attempts at stealing coins from the fountain are regular, some even using magnetized poles.
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Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
The stunning Trevi Fountain
The stunning Trevi Fountain
The Church in Piazza Navona
The Church in Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain
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