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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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  • The Piazza deal Popolo sits at the northern end of the Via del Corso but also allowing easy access to the streets that run parallel to the Via del Corso as well as the Borghese Gardens and it's not fr...  more »
  • A great open square to experience, we took the opportunity to have a break, take a seat on the many benches in the sunlight or chill under the shade of the Egyptian obelisk with some gelato from a nea...  more »
  • The subway almost at the square. In a straight line you can 30-40 minutes walk to Piazza Venezia, the stairs up to the Pincio gardens and Zoo. Fountain in the Center, like everywhere, drinking and refreshing.
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  • The square where 3 roads meet. This is a popular meeting point in the historic center of Rome. Right by it is perhaps the most popular shopping street of Rome. Plenty of shops for tourists and locals alike. Further down the road is the Spanish Steps where all the high-end brands are.
  • Lovely spot, beautiful fountains and obelisk, good access to museums and churches. Piazza can be accessed from many directions as many roads lead to it, from different directions. You can get to Spanish Steps from here in under 20 min on foot and some local shops can be found net far from here.
  • This is a such beautiful area. Start by overlooking it from up the hill in the park. Then come down the hill and see it. The column in the middle is originally from Egypt. Best seen late in the day - the light and shadows are amazing.
  • Do not miss this place if you are in Rome. Nice place laze around with your friend or family. Nice restaurants close by too. Lot of people jostle around here. many hawkers too.
  • Would have been great if there weren't gypsies who stalk you and your friends to sell you flowers/toys/selfie sticks etc..

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Where to stay in Rome

For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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