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Rome: Piazza Navona

The Piazza Navona is a sunny square in Rome where you'll find three fountains - there's the Fountain of Neptune, there's the Moor Fountain, and then there's the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, the Fountain of the Four Rivers.

The Fountain of the Four Rivers, situated in the middle of Piazza Navona, is the one that crowds gather around. It's a Bernini fountain, and represents the four major rivers of the four continents where Papal authority was (at that time).

It's certainly impressive but the church behind it (or in front of it, depending which way you're looking) is far more impressive. You can't take photos inside of Sant'Agnese in Agone but, if you're in Piazza Navona, do go inside and take a look at this magnificent church yourself. There's the skull of Saint Agnes inside - slightly grim - but the rest of the interior and the dome itself is lavish.

You'll also find restaurants aplenty around Piazza Navona; we didn't eat here this time, but I did when I was in Rome back in 2011. Whilst you can't beat the atmosphere of  Piazza Navona - often bands will be playing whilst artists paint - the price of food and drink tends to be on the steep side for pretty average-tasting food. But, we struggled to find really awesome restaurants in Rome, so if you're going to be eating so-so food, you might as well as eat it with an awesome atmosphere, right?

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