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Piazza Navona

Date built: 1st century AD

Location: city centre, west of the Via Del Corso in the Campus Martius

History: formed within the outline of an old stadium, similar to the Circus Maximus ie long shape with semicircular ends for chariot racing and other sports

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Defined as a public space in the last years of 15th century, when the city market was transferred there from the Campidoglio, the public space was transformed into a highly significant example of Baroque Roman architecture and art during the pontificate of Innocent X, who reigned from 1644 until 1655, and whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced the piazza.

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Sant’ Agostino – Saint Augustine’s Church, northwest of this famous public space in the Italian capital city:
Sant' Agostino
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Church just east of Piazza Navona : San Luigi dei Francesi
San Luigi dei Francesi
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Church just west of Piazza Navona : Santa Maria della Pace
Santa Maria della Pace
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