Nestled in the heart of Rome’s centro storico (historic centre), Piazza Navona is one of the city’s most loved squares enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. With restaurants and cafes lining the square’s sides, most of which have outdoor seating areas primed for people watching. Surrounded by pedestrian only streets this is the perfect place to base yourself during a city break or holiday in Rome..
Holiday in Rome near Piazza Navona
The Baroque style houses of Piazza Navona betray the square’s real roots as the site of an ancient Roman stadium, the remains of which lie buried under the piazza, though it is possible to get a tour of them. Since then Romans have been using this space for more than two thousand years to meet and greet one another. Nowadays it remains a popular meeting spot and is one of the few tourist attractions in Rome where locals and tourists mix freely. Take time to enjoy a coffee while admiring the three beautiful fountains by the Italian artist Bernini. It’s also easy to see other Roman landmarks while staying in holiday accommodation near Piazza Navona as you are walking distance from the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. It’s almost criminal to stay close to Piazza Navona without seeing the beauty of Sant’Agnese in Agone, a nearby Baroque church. Adjoining square Campo di Fiori is well worth seeing and has a lively and colourful street market on most days of the week where you can pick up all sorts of wonderful ingredients to cook with in your own apartment. Alternatively, wander off one of Piazza Navona’s side streets and you’ll find many restaurants and trattorie ready to serve you traditional Roman food.
Renting holiday accommodation near Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is an insight into both Roman’s history and current culture and is a great place to call home while visiting Rome. There are many advantages of self catering accommodation, one of which is the option to keep costs low by cooking for yourself. With the nearby market at Campo di Fiori you are in a great place to pick up locally grown produce and be inspired to cook delicious Italian cuisine. Search our wide range of apartments near Piazza Navona now!