HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT EXAMPLE OF BAROQUE ROMAN ARCHITECTURE AND ART
It features important sculptural creations: in the center stands the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought in pieces from the Circus of Maxentius; the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Francesco Borromini, Girolamo Rainaldi, Carlo Rainaldi and others; and the Pamphili palace, also by Girolamo Rainaldi, that accommodates the long gallery designed by Borrominiand frescoed by Pietro da Cortona.
A short walk nearby Piazza Navona
Walking around Piazza Navona and Relais Rione Ponte, you will easly discover three marvellous churches located at minutes of walk between them:
- Sant'Agnese in Agone in Piazza Navona
- Santa Maria dell'Anima in Via dell'Anima, 64
- Santa Maria della Pace, in Arco della Pace, 5 ( next to Chiostro del Bramante )
Sant'Agnese in Agone (also called Sant'Agnese in Piazza Navona) is a 17th-century Baroque church which faces onto the Piazza Navona. Its name comes from the Early Christian Saint Agnes who was martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian.
Its construction began in 1652 commissioned by Pope Innocent X, from Pamphilj Family under the architects Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi .During the following years Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini were also involved in the construction or decoration by different members of the Pope's family.
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