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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Rome attractions like Piazza del Popolo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was a nice piazza to visit. Not over crowded as some of the more popular ones. We happened upon it as we were heading up to Borghese Museum. The Santa Maria del Popolo church is worth a quick pop...  more »
  • Ovoje jedan od vecih trgova u Rimu. Meni je veci dozivljaj bio dok sam ga posmatrala sa vidikovca koji se nalazi sa desne strane kada pridjete trgu iz shopping ulice. Lokacija samog trga je lepa kao i...  more »
  • Magnificent obelisk and huge square who s stop down a big avenue we loved even if damage that explanations be given on this Obelisk
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  • A lovely place to start your walk down into the historic town from. Lots of things to view and some great little streets to explore near by. Metro brings you out pretty much on the square so easy to get to before a long day of walking round.
  • Great space without being overly crowded. We went on a Saturday at 1 to escape the Vatican crowds and were pleasantly surprised with how much lower key it was. There were fewer street vendors than most other tourist spots which was nice as well.
  • Great place to hang out. Much like everywhere else in Rome, this area is beautiful and great to walk around and explore
  • Nice old historical square with sculptures, fountains and gigantic menhir in front of it. It´s great to cross it when you go to Villa Borghese park that is situated on the hill behind this square.
  • Believe me when I say that you can never get tired of visiting Piazza del Popolo. You can visit it thousands of times and see it again with a different guise. I saw fireworks, live gigs, jugglers, flag throwers... or even normal families enjoying the view while eating an ice-cream. A Rome's symbol, an eternal monument, a simply indescribable beauty!