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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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  • Integral architectural ensemble in the northern part of Medieval Rome. If the bypass port del Popolo, then starts the ancient via Flaminia road. Area are quite large in size. In the Center there is the Egyptian obelisk and a beautiful Fountain with Lions. On Western Eastern limits are two lovely fountain with a beautiful sculpture on the South side. square Trident straight streets, Ripetta, Corso Babuino. Two 17 century church share these streets. The square can be reached on the Pincio Hill, which offers great views over Rome. With Pincian Hill very good viewing area. If you're in the area, be sure to visit the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you can see frescoes and paintings.
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  • Very beautiful place in Rome. Translated from Italian means equally popolo people or poplar. It's actually named after the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, built on the place of burial is Nero. The area is distinguished by symmetry. Depart from her three streets: via Babuino to Piazza di Spagna, via del Corso to Piazza Venezia and via di Ripetto to the mausoleum of Augustus. In the corners of the square are two Church twins. Similarly, Peter where Admiralty depart either axis: Nevsky Prospekt, gorokhovaya Street and Voznesensky Prospekt.
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  • I visited this piazza on two occasions during my visit to Rome, and when the sun is out, this square is sensational. The rays of the sun reflect beautifully on the white masonry of the buildings and f...  more »
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  • Beautiful space with the tall needle-like obelisk monument anchoring the centre. Used by the soap bubble artiste to amuse children with his myriad sizes of balloons from millions of small and big bubbles to great, big giant ones. Adults alike appreciate the magical sight of bubbles appearing in the wind like jet stream. For kids who contribute to his soap cost, the artiste squats down to the little tyke's level and blow out individual bubbles with his mouth. Can just imagine these kids going home with the sense of wonder that makes childhood memories so precious. In the cool evening air, yet another artiste fills the air with his creative violin music. Music and magic bubbles... Perfect backdrop for many couples dotting the square doing kissing selfies.
  • Gorgeous view of the city. If you have climbed the Vatican you'll appreciate this view from a different angle. Far out, if you only have a few days in the city, stay in the center and skip this. If you have time come here and enjoy it. Combine it with a walk in the Borghese gardens.
  • This is a large Piazza with an obelisk surrounded by 4 fountains. There are 2 cafes on opposite end and on a sunny day, this is a very good place to people watch. 3 commercials roads full of high end shops lead to this area where some hotels are also situated at.
  • Nice works of art and pictures of ancient Greek mythology such as Zeus and so on! It's a nice place to visit with your loved ones.
  • This is a very nice piazza with an obelisk in the center. It is quite large and a good place for large gatherings. The hilltop nearby overlooking the piazza is worth the climb because the views from there are amazing and it leads to a very nice park. The are also good food options nearby.
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