Piazzas are the Best!
When in Rome, do as Romans do. And a tour of Italy is not worthwhile if you don’t experience the pizzas, piazzas and palazzos. Italians love their piazzas and when you explore some of the best ones in Rome, you would know why. Whether it is an evening hangout or just a stroll, visit these piazzas in Rome.
Piazza Campo dei Fiori
This place is either for a daytime exploration or for an evening of unwinding. There is an enticing vegetable, fruit and flower market which sparkles with all its bright and vibrant colors and fragrances during the day. You should explore the market if you love flowers, fresh fruits and local vegetables. In evening, Campo dei Fiori turns into a haven for those who love their drink. The piazza has English pubs, Swedish bars and Italian wine bars so you will certainly find something that suits you.
Piazza Navona should be right on top of the list of things to do in Rome. Two of the three fountains at the piazza were designed by Bernini. While Bernini enthusiasts will always find the ‘Fontana del Moro’ and the ‘Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi’ interesting, the whole setting of the piazza will impress anyone. From the small streets forming a sort of maze around the main piazza to the cafes, restaurants and traditional eateries filling up the place, Piazza Navona is a delight.
Piazza del Popolo
This is one of the largest piazzas in Rome. While some piazzas are just as large, Piazza del Popolo has a vast open space that is ideal for public events. From the fireworks on New Year’s Eve to the art exhibitions and music concerts held regularly, this is one place that happens to be quite busy most times of the year. Then you have the obelisk of Ramesses II, the central fountain and two amazing cafes, ‘The Rosati’ and ‘The Canova’.
Piazza Venezia is not a place where you can have a great stroll because it is just too busy and congested. But it is a place where you can have a sneak peek into the history of the country and the city. Piazza Venezia is where you would find Palazzo Venezia where Mussolini used to greet the crowds gathered and the square is where you will find ‘The Vistor Emmanuel’ monument. The piazza is near the Colosseum so you can visit both on the same day.
There are many other famous and lesser known piazzas in Rome and one cannot particularly rank them in any order. Consider exploring Piazza Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Campidoglio, Piazza San Pietro, Piazza Colonna, Piazza del Pantheon, Piazza di Siena, Piazza Barberini, Piazza del Quirinale and Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere.