Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pantheon & Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy


As you walk around the narrow lanes from the popular attraction site of Trevi Fountain, you will reach to the Roman Pantheon. The Pantheon is the most preserved historical building in the city of Rome, Italy. It opens every day but closes during the service day on Sundays. All the visitors are invited to visit the Pantheon for free. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome which was built between A.D 118 and 125. When you approach the Pantheon, you will see the above inscription in Latin at the entrance which translates as “Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius, having been consul three times made it”. The uniqueness of the Roman Pantheon is the architecture design of the building. It has a big dome with a big opening to the sky called "Oculus." The Pantheon's dome is the world's largest concrete dome. 

Piazza Navona (Navona Square) is situated a short distance from The Pantheon. As you walk around the small lanes in the city of Rome, you will be able to get to Piazza Navona in a short distance. It's advisable to get a city map in order to plan your trips effectively, especially the walking trip between Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The Piazza Navona is the biggest square with two Bernini's fountains called Fontana dei Quantro Fiumi and Fontana del Moro in Rome. Piazza Navona is a popular square for artists to sell their paintings to tourists. However, you need to be aware of the fake paintings from the sellers at the piazza. On top of everything, you can enjoy some Roman food at cafes and restaurants along the sidewalk at the Piazza Navona. Unfortunately, nothing is cheap around the Piazza Navona especially it's targeted at tourists. If you need to look for affordable food, you need to walk around the small lanes and stay away from the tourist sites.




The Pantheon was taken at night in Rome, Italy
The Pantheon was taken at night



Fontan del Patheon is situated in fron of the Pantheon, Rome Italy
Fontana del Pantheon is situated in front of the Pantheon



Different agnel with different statue design on the Fontan del Patheon, Rome Italy
Different angle with different statue design on the Fontana del Pantheon



Close up at the statue dsign of Fontana del Patheon, Rome Italy
A close up at the statue design of the Fontana del Pantheon




A restaurant is located nearby the Fontana del Pantheon and the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
A restaurant is located nearby the Fontana del Pantheon and the Pantheon



The Fontana del Pantheon is crowded with the tourists at night in Rome, Italy
The Fontana del Pantheon is crowded with the tourists at night



The main signboard at the entrance of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
The main signboard at the entrance of the Pantheon



The Pantheon was taken in the daytime in Rome, Italy
The Pantheon in the daytime



Heading to the main entrance of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Heading to the main entrance of the Pantheon



The beautiful architecture of the Pantheon dome with an opening hole to the sky called "Oculus" in Rome, Italy
The beautiful architecture of the Pantheon dome with an opening hole to the sky called "Oculus"



The unique interior structure of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
The unique interior structure of the Pantheon



The unique interior structure of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
The unique interior structure of the Pantheon



Fontana del Pantheon can be seen from the entrance of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Fontana del Pantheon can be seen from the entrance of the Pantheon



Fontana del Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Fontana del Pantheon



Different statue can be seen at every side of Fontana del Pantheon in Rome, Italy
Different statue can be seen at every side of Fontana del Pantheon






Neptune Fountain can be seen from the entrance of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
Neptune Fountain can be seen from the entrance of Piazza Navona



A lot of cafes and restaurants are situated along the sidewalk of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
A lot of cafes and restaurants are situated along the sidewalk of Piazza Navona



Sant'Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
Sant'Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navona



You can find different types of paintings at Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
You can find different types of paintings at Piazza Navona



Four Rivers fountain and Sant'Agnese in Agone at the background at Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
Four Rivers fountain and Sant'Agnese in Agone at the background at Piazza Navona



Paintings are sold at Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy








A unique building structure of a church can be seen on the way to Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
A unique building structure of a church can be seen on the way to Piazza Navona



Piazza Navona was taken in the daytime in Rome, Italy
Piazza Navona in the daytime



Sant'Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
Sant'Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navona



The famous Four Rivers fountain at Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
The famous Four Rivers fountain at Piazza Navona



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