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Piazza Navona

Rome

Italy

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
December 8, 2005
December 14, 2017

Piazza Navona has all the qualities that a great square should have.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

When asked, "What is the greatest square in the world?", many would say Piazza Navona. Why? Because it has all the qualities that a great square should have: major attractions, such as BerniniÍs great fountain; excellent programming (including one of the worldÍs best Christmas markets); lively uses at the edges; and a design so flexible it is filled with people even at night and in the dead of winter.

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Comfort & Image

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Sociability

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How Cheap?

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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