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Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · 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. 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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  • after a long walk via di corso you will be happy to arrived to that cool piazza and if you still having energy on your right you can walk up to the park and relax then admire the view and walk...  more »
  • Not as well known as the other piazza’s in rome, but still a must see piazza. It is quite huge and has fountains each side. Located not to far away from the the river tiber, its also a great place to....  more »
  • Piazza del Popolo is the entrance to one of the most beautiful places in the world, located at the top of a triangle of streets known as the Trident (via del Babuino - via del Corso - via di...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place to spend the Christmas afternoon! It is sunny and warm. Enough people to bring just the right amount of energy and excitement but not overly crowded. We are loving it!
  • Grand plaza with wide open space in the early morning then bustles with humanity in the evening especially in the Christmas season as adjacent shopping streets are packed with shoppers. 350 year old northern gate to the Old City of Rome is at the north side of the plaza. A plundered (by Romans), 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk sits impressively in the middle, and two similar churches at the southern end . Peoples Plaza.
  • A place full of history. If you have very few hours to visit Rome, start here and walk through to the Colosseum. You can also take a free walking tour so you can get more details about its origins.
  • One of the best tourist attractions in Rome. A lot of tourists wandering. ....shops opened. ....lovely music. ....mild weather. Everything really great! Don't miss the Church of " The Virgin Mary of the Miracles "
  • a gate to a city, an entrance with typical statues, water fountains but if you learn the history, it makes it so much interesting A square where most of the citizens, stepped in to meet, or get romantic or simply show up to watch people go by Good food around, transportation just outside the gate, the river a short walk away. not the best square in town but once you are there. you won't be sorry.

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