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navona square

Navona Square

There, Romans simulated naval battles. With its buildings perfectly aligned on the old steps, the Navona Square keep the shape of the theatre.

From the "Rennaissance", the old stage becomes the center of the city. The powerful Pamphili family establishes her residence there.
Happens there: the popular market, the passage of fit with body the noble ones, "chefs d'oeuvre" of barocal art are built there.

Here were held the challenges of all kinds : box, poetry, athletics. As almost all squares intended to the entertainment of the Romans, it was surrounded of taverns and brothels.
The prostitutes of luxury aroused the customers by exposing paintings which explained their specialities.
The slaves, on the other hand, were exposed naked for the possible customers. These humiliations touched even Sainte Agnes, which is precisely dedicated the church raised by Borromini.


navona squareThe pope Innocent X Pamphili charges Gian Lorenzo Bernini to buid two of the three fountains. Most famous, the fountain of the Four rivers, is inaugurated in 1651 and is paid thanks to unpopular taxes on the bread and the wine.The following years, the Roman people benefit fully from the place: in summer, the pope orders to block the streets of access to fill of water this place in the shape of basin.


Pictures of Navon' square in Rome

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Although the worship of S. Agnès, a very young virgin martyrdom, is very popular among the Christians - especially of Rome -, its personal history is based on various dubious and contradictory sources.

The unquestionable points, which they find described by various authors: like the origin of the name: Agnes, derived from the Greek (agnox) and means crowned, pure, pure. The reasons of its martyrdom which derive from its tough will to testify its Christian faith, its death at the age of 12 or 13 years on January 21, and the place of burial: on via Nomentana. It is moreover probable that martyrdom occurred during the last of persecutions against the Roman Christians, that which was engaged by Dioclétien between the 303 and 313 af JC.


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