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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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  • The Basilica we went walking the Castle and bridge Sto Angelo, the route is very busy, policed, many trades, we witness on the sidewalk a marriage, the entry of the bride ... very cool, the good of such visits is when you have a little time to feel the atmosphere of the place, without haste.
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  • The only thing special is get closer to you and seeing the Basilica in the background ever closer, unites the Vatican with Rome, but has nothing more than special. At one end is the plaza de San Pedro with the Basilica and at the other end transport to return to Rome and the castle of Sant'Angelo.
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  • Few know that this avenue is wider at the entrance of the Vatican perspective by seeing the largest from a point of view and other, smaller buildings at the beginning of your journey, all to fool the human eye and breaking and separating the earthly sky. It is not the only thing offering, you also find the respective trade, along with beautiful buildings.
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