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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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  • I frequently travel to Rome and many times I walk from Castel Sant'Angelo to St. Peter. Last July we had at night to cross it: a charm and a unique experience. It's to admire during the early hours of the morning or at night, never in the daytime, too much confusion and dirt.
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  • We walked here from the Vatican bus to the castle of San Angelo. It is very spacious and clean.
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  • It is the street that runs from the Castle San Angelo to the Vatican with St. Peter's basilica in the background. It is a wide Street with their lanterns on top of large columns. In the June, does not have a shadow to take shelter, but it is worth making the journey along this road that joins these two beautiful places in Rome.
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