"The Genius of Venice is a brilliant book that blends the art, politics, social, and cultural history of Venice through a masterful and engaging account of the development of Piazza San Marco. History. Piazza Navona is also an historic centre because this was the site where Saint Agnes was martyred in the ancient stadium of Domitian. 1 review An ideal volume for lovers of Venice and architecture aficionados, combining in-depth history of this singular city with more than 100 color photographs and maps. Pope Innocent X’s family palace, the imposing Palazzo Pamphili stands in Piazza Navona. These days it houses the Brazilian embassy in Italy. An incredible experience for the whole family. However, only a few know that the piazza is actually built on the ancient Stadium of Domitian. MUSEO LEONARDO DA VINCI. Also called Torre del Podestà, Torre Rognosa is one of the highest (52 m) and best preserved towers in San Gimignano. Piazza delle Erbe with Torre Grossa (to the right) one of the twin towers to the left and Torre Chigi in the middle. The piazza is full of passionate nonsense such as this, and the old man thinks, Oh, let them go on, there’s no harm in it, after all. 1 Piazza Navona is considered one of Rome’s most beautiful squares. This squares iconic building, the Pantheon is one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome, not to mention my favorite so it’s a preferred place for me to grab a table outside during the magic hour while soaking in the history and the genius of ancient engineering. Its harmony and colors, combined with its elegance, give it a charm that is enhanced by the surprising contrast of architecturally sober houses alternating with a number of monumental Buildings. Torre Rognosa. It displays the genius of Bernini, Borromini and Giacomo della Porta with its three amazing fountains, The Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Fontana del Moro and the Fontana del Nettuno, along with the beautiful church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. Piazza Navona: Bernini's genius - See 39,294 traveler reviews, 17,958 candid photos, and great deals for Rome, Italy, at Tripadvisor. Piazza Navona, which displays the genius of Bernini and Borromini, is one of the finest Baroque Masterpiece in papal Rome. Its harmony and colors, combined with its elegance, give it a charm that is enhanced by the surprising contrast of architecturally sober houses alternating with a number of monumental Buildings. It displays the genius of Bernini, Boromini and Giacomo della Porta with its three amazing fountains and a church. Piazza della Rotonda . The famous Prisoners statues also belonged to that project.. Pope Julius II was known as the “Warrior Pope,” as he was very active in making the papacy the most dominant military and political force in Italy. Each Thursday there’s market on the square. The piazza is one of Rome’s liveliest squares, full of tourists, portrait painters, vendors, musicians, mime artists , shops and restaurants. The Genius of Victory was sculpted by Michelangelo for one of his many projects for the tomb of Pope Julius II, who was Pope from 1503 until his death in 1513. Piazza del Popolo. This piazza, which displays the genius of Bernini and Borromini, is one of the finest Baroque Masterpiece in papal Rome. Discover a World of Genius in the Heart of Rome.