Truly the most beautiful Baroque piazza I’ve seen in Italy, Piazza Navona boasts three of Bellini’s gorgeous fountains.
The first, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, was unveiled in 1651 and was built for the pope Innocent X Pamphilj. The fountain is built around an ancient Roman obelisk, with the pope’s coat of armor attached to it. The obelisk is surrounded by four giant figures, each representing one of the four rivers – the Ganges, the Danube, The Nile, and the Plate.
The second fountain on the Piazza is the beautiful Fontana del Moro, which very much like the Trevi Fountain has a sea scene, with a figure of Neptune in the middle standing on sea creatures with water coming out of their...Read More