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Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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Piazza del Popolo has long served as meeting place for the people of Rome. Begin your tour of the large square with a look at the northern gate's inscription, which reads, "For a happy and blessed entrance." This message was left for Queen Christiana upon her arrival to the city following her conversion to Roman Catholicism. In the center, marvel at the ancient Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome in 10 BCE. Admire the square's almost identical churches and see if you can spot the differences between them. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Piazza del Popolo by using our Rome attractions planner.
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  • One of the most characteristic square in Rome, rich of monuments and beautiful buildings. From this square it's easy to reach a beautiful part of the centre of Rome 
    One of the most characteristic square in Rome, rich of monuments and beautiful buildings. From this square it's easy to reach a beautiful part of the centre of Rome  more »
  • What a nice place for a walk - there were people there doing street dancing and painting. A delight to see. I highly reccommend it 
    What a nice place for a walk - there were people there doing street dancing and painting. A delight to see. I highly reccommend it  more »
  • One of the many piazza in Rome, included as a circular walk from hotel round several free sites and back. Large open space several statues and a large column. 
    One of the many piazza in Rome, included as a circular walk from hotel round several free sites and back. Large open space several statues and a large column.  more »
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  • Historical monument and place for your and sight seeing....
  • visited Feb 2022 This wide open area surrounding the obelisk is a great place for pictures or a break. Sit on the edge of them monument while you read about it, and enjoy a snack from one of the venders if they're around. Visit at night for great lighting and and lighter crowd. Would go again.
  • The plaza has great features to include the fountain, obelisk and cathedrals. It has a large walking space and short walks to get a view of Rome. Very close/across the street are fantastic restaurants and shops. Spectacular Christmas decorations!
  • Always so full of life. In spring and summer they have violinist who play different songs. Some go there to dance. Others take their kids. And the architecture is really something I admire. I always wonder where that big candlestick comes from with egyptian hieroglyphs.
  • Very beautiful square of Rome: full of art, details and history. What else? There is also a nice bar/restaurant near it, where you can sit and have breakfast while having a pretty view.

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