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We begin from Navona Plaza, one of the greatest and beautiful plazas in Rome. It dominates in central position the spectacular Fountain of the Rivers of the Bernini that represents 4 great rivers:the Gange, the Nile (with the veiled head because its sources were unknown), the Danubio and the Rio of the Plata, the 4 great figures edge an obelisk of granite of the height of 16.5 meters found again in the Circus of Massenzio but very probably coming from the Temple of Iside, others two beautiful fountains are to the extreme of the plaza: The Fountain of the Moro and the Fountain of the Neptune, the Fountain of the Rivers also wins

 
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the competition of the beautiful Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by the Borromini, that the concave façade designing and putting two agile bell tower to the sides, it made to mostly jump the dome. Inside the church there is the grave of Pope Innocenzo X to which the actual order of the Plaza is due, the grave is hidden to who enters church because he is internally set above the entry. (from here the motto that this Pope blesses who doesn't see it) we Go to Sant'Apollinare Plaza, we are not able not to see the tower belvedere, then arriving after all to Street Zanardelli, the Church of Sant'Agostino: beautiful Renaissance façade containing the famous frescoes of Raffaello," the Prophet Isaia" and the splendid Madonna of the Pilgrims by the Caravaggio.

 

piazza navona We go out of the church and let's direct to the left us in Via della Scrofa that he takes name from a piece of ancient marmoreal bas-relief that was inserted in the boundaries of the convent of S. Agostino and that subsequently it became ornament of a small fountain....... what an anchor subsequently.......was divided in turn!.....now the plate is visible that explains the division of the small fountain from the sow really under the same one! In this street St. Luigi of French is found, the national church of French; the façade is of Giacomo Della Porta, to the inside, in the chapel of St. Matteo, there are three marvelous cloths of the Caravaggio. Building Madama, sumptuous residence of the Physicians to Rome and now center of the senate of the Italian Republic we Return toward Course Vittorio Emanuele passing for Course Rinascimento, almost at the end we turn to the right returning toward Navona Plaza and we go to find Pasquino in the street that its name takes.... who knows if that gossiper is in form! We cross Away of St. Pantaleo and flowed in Corso Vittorio let's cross it, we are directing there in Plaza Campo de' Fiori, arrive always in the swarming Plaza of people, (even if it is not time of market) and we immediately see the statue of Giordano Bruno, burnt alive here for order of the Court of the inquisition in 1600;

 
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the statue, work of Ettore Ferrari in 1889, was inaugurated for all the professantis of the" free thought." To the sides of the monument eight representations of famous heretics, scenes of life of the protagonist and the epigraph can be noticed written by G. Bovio: "To Bruno the century from him divined, here where the fire burned." Other four footsteps through Via dei Baullari (here the streets have taken around name from the works) and we are in Farnese Plaza, here is the great and important Building Farnese, the building is born for work of Antonio Sangallo il giovane, it develops him with Michelangelo and the Vignola, therefore he is ended by the Della Porta. And' for a long time center of the French embassy. For the construction she has also been used material from the ruins of ancient Ostia, while the two fountains that adorn the plaza have the tubs coming from the Thermal baths of Caracalla with in the mean the lily of the Farneses.I don't know if you are tired to read or if you will be tired to walk, unfortunately I rarely come more and more in these Plazas to enjoy me the Rome that was of the more.......