It rises on the ancient Stadium of Domitian whose elliptic form that
maintains. It is of one of the most beautiful and more famous plazas in
Rome where you can admire masterpieces from artists as Bernini,
Borromini and Giacomo Della Porta that was among the most important
exponents of Baroque Art .
In the plaza they are three
magnificent fountains: the central one, the Fontana dei Fiumi served as
Bernini that he built here it as a base for the Egyptian obelisk it
transferred from Circo di Massenzio; the side ones, the Moor's Fountain
and the Calderoni's Fountain that are been drawn by Giacomo Della Porta
before Bernini built the central and memorable fountain. In the centre
of the plaza, in front of the fountain of berninian the Church of St.
Agnes in Agone contest is standing, it served as G. Rainaldi and
Borromini; it represents a magnificent example of Baroque building.
Inside the church you can see in the wine cellars the ruins of the
original church and the Stadium of Domitian.
The place, one of
the more frequented in Rome by the tourists and by the Romans, are a
place of reunion that gives the welcome thousand of people up to late
night, offering local neighbourhoods and many kinds of restaurants; wine
shops of the area it is rather famous.