Piazza Navona in Rome is a fun place to wander around and relax as it’s a centre for musicians and street-artists who come to entertain the crowds here. We sat in front of the Bernini sea gods of Fontagna del Moro and listened to a band but the larger Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in the centre of the Piazza was under renovation when we were there.
There are plenty of those moving statues that come to life as soon as you drop a coin at their feet, or entice you in to have a photo taken with them. This lady with a flower pot on her head was a little more unusual as she moved from one pose to another, balancing on one leg but without dropping her flower pot. She managed to keep her cool (and balance) when one little girl came up to her and started tugging on her skirt.
There are plenty of artists in the Piazza who will draw your cartoon portrait – it’s always fun to look over their shoulder and see whether they’re making a good likeness of their willing victim.
From here it’s just a hop, skip and jump to the Pantheon, another of those must-sees in Rome. You won’t get lost – just follow the crowds.