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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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  • I'm a pretty spacious and gracious plazas. Up on a hill near the square in Rome, you can see at-a-glance view, night view of this beautiful. Several museums around the square.
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  • The square is near villa borghese and well served by metro, which then you can get to the Vatican museums. Before you enter you have the historical Porta del Popolo, then upon entering the Church of Santa Maria del popolo, in the Centre of the square a large Obelisk with two beautiful fountains, have sides you can see another two fountains, and on the other side of the Porta del Popolo two basilicas. I mean if you go in you can admire many things, and finding yourself in the Middle you feel a tiny little Ant views large sizes.
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  • I spent a lot of time over there and the streets nearby. The Church is beautiful, the square is amazing ... the streets has beautiful buildings and good places to eat and to visit. Worth spending an afternoon around.
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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!