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Via della Conciliazione, Rome

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Via della Conciliazione is a street in the Rione of Borgo within Rome, Italy. Roughly in length, it connects Saint Peter's Square to the Castel Sant'Angelo on the western bank of the Tiber River. The road was constructed between 1936 and 1950, and it is the primary access route to the Square. In addition to shops, it is bordered by a number of historical and religious buildings - including the Palazzo Torlonia, the Palazzo dei Penitenzieri and the Palazzo dei Convertendi, and the churches of Santa Maria in Traspontina and Santo Spirito in Sassia.Despite being one of the few major thoroughfares in Rome able to cope with a high volume of traffic without congestion, it is the subject of much ire both within the Roman community and among historical scholars due to the circumstances under which it was constructed. The area around the church was rebuilt several times following the various Sacks of Rome, and again after having deteriorated due to the loss of prosperity resulting from the Papacy's relocation to Avignon during the 14th century. Through all of these reconstructions, the area in front of the short courtyard of Saint Peter's Basilica remained a maze of densely packed structures overhanging narrow side-streets and alleyways.
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  • This street is on a straight line from the Sant'Angelo Castle Road, leads to the Cathedral. Some grew toward approximately 1 km from the Castle and the Cathedral. Or thought anything at first, but through the mass line, round trip were separated by rope. On the road, no freely, so walk peacefully both sides were lined with restaurant and Cafe and convenience store.
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  • Follow the Saint Peter's Basilica from Castel Sant'Angelo is very large. On both sides of the road are crowded with many tourists and souvenir shop and restaurant. Stand in the middle of the street and Saint Peter's Cathedral looks right in front.
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  • Coming from the lungotevere and crossing piazza pia you access via della conciliazione. The spectacle is assured by the view of St Peter's basilica.
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