The PIAZZA NAVONA is an exceptionally long open plaza
which owes its unusual shape to the Roman racetrack which once stood
here. The area was rebuilt in 1644 at the request of Pope
Innocent X. He commissioned Giovanni Bernini to sculpt The
Fountain of the Four Rivers, which lies at the center of the piazza.
Today the Piazza is one of Rome's busiest centers. Pricey
cafes and street vendors ring the plaza, and tourists pack the plaza
in the daytime. This area is a great place to sit down, relax,
and watch the hustle and bustle of this busy city.
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