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Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Rome attractions like Piazza del Popolo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Open space with lot of coffee shops and restaurantes near by also close to some of the main shopping streets of Rome.  more »
  • Such a lovely place to watch the sun go down over a glass of Pinot!!! The square is busy at all times, great to to just sit and people watch.....  more »
  • We went here because I wanted to climb up the steps behind the square to the Pinicio Terrace to get views out over the city towards the Vatican. It was a bit of a climb for a couple of nice pics and t...  more »
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  • The square where 3 roads meet. This is a popular meeting point in the historic center of Rome. Right by it is perhaps the most popular shopping street of Rome. Plenty of shops for tourists and locals alike. Further down the road is the Spanish Steps where all the high-end brands are.
  • Lovely spot, beautiful fountains and obelisk, good access to museums and churches. Piazza can be accessed from many directions as many roads lead to it, from different directions. You can get to Spanish Steps from here in under 20 min on foot and some local shops can be found net far from here.
  • This is a such beautiful area. Start by overlooking it from up the hill in the park. Then come down the hill and see it. The column in the middle is originally from Egypt. Best seen late in the day - the light and shadows are amazing.
  • Do not miss this place if you are in Rome. Nice place laze around with your friend or family. Nice restaurants close by too. Lot of people jostle around here. many hawkers too.
  • Would have been great if there weren't gypsies who stalk you and your friends to sell you flowers/toys/selfie sticks etc..