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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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  • The popolo square or neoclassical village square has its name by the church raised by the village, is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, has several churches, 2 identical to the side of the square and on the other side the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo that is m edio hid the entrance next to the Flaminia gate. All churches are free and that of Santa Maria del Popolo has Caravaggio's paintings of the crucifixion of St. Peter and the conversion of St. Paul that are unmissable. In the middle of the square an Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II triad by Augustus in the year 10 BC. Beyond the historical part that the square has a lot is also romantic above in the park Borghese has one of the most beautiful views of Rome and at night it gets more beautiful. From the square come important roads such as the Corso that is special for shopping.
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  • Really beautiful square, very large with obelisco, fountains, twin churches on the sides and very beautiful palaces. Spectacular view of the square from above, coming from a walk in the park of Villa Borghese
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  • Big and nice, but not much more than that. You get to watch out for anyone trying to trick on a stuff. They push up the roses in the hands of one and put the bracelet around the wrist and then require them to pay. Just be clear and say no. Personally, I think Piazza Navona was more worthwhile, much finer!
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