Piazza Navona is one of the most famous and arguably the most beautiful of Rome’s many squares. The large and lively square features no less than three magnificent fountains. Another eyecatcher is the Baroque church of Sant’Agnese in Agone.

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Its name translated as “field of flowers”, the Campo de’ Fiori square was once a meadow. Today, the square is best known for its daily lively market. A statue reminds us of the square’s gruesome history as a site of public executions.

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Named after the coronari (rosary-bead sellers) who used to work here, this elegant pedestrian street is famous for its antique shops. A lovely, quiet place for a stroll, it follows the course of the ancient Roman road that connected Piazza Colonna with the River Tiber and was once a popular thoroughfare for pilgrims.

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High-rolling shoppers and window-dreamers take note, this is Rome’s smartest shopping strip. At the eastern end, near Piazza di Spagna, Caffè Greco was a favourite meeting point of 18th- and 19th-century writers. Other top shopping streets in the area include Via Frattina, Via della Croce, Via delle Carrozze and Via del Babuino.

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