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Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo, Rome 00186 Italy

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  • Piazza del Popolo
    I.C.A. S.A.S. Di R
    5 Feb 06, 2014

    PIazza del Popolo is one of the most famous square of Rome, below "Pincio", close to Via del Corso, Via del Babbuino, Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps).

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  • Piazza del Popolo
    Alisha Madeira
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    4 Jan 25, 2014

    Great place to start a walking tour of Rome. Start here after walking through Villa Borghese, Via del Corso past the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and then Campo di Fiori. Read up on the history of the 3 roads stemming from this fantastic piazza. Avoid the tourist trap restaurants and find something on a side street.

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  • Piazza del PopoloPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    I once spent a few twilight hours on a bench in this magnificent round piazza. It wasn't very crowded at the time and as I sat there I marveled a bit at the irony of Rome's oldest monuments--it's Egyptian obelisks. Many were taken as trophies by Augustus after his defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.

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  • Piazza del PopoloPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 06, 2013

    One of my favorite plazas in Rome. Far enough away from the main sights to be a bit less touristed. Had lovely architecture and a few pleasant cafes.

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  • Piazza del PopoloPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    I really loved this Piazza because it seemed like I always had it all to myself!
    It was beautiful and picturesque but never seemed crowded.
    A must if you have a bit of extra time in Rome.

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  • Piazza del Popolo
    AndrewDThorpe
    4 Oct 16, 2013

    Piazza del Popolo is a large urban whose name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplar trees after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.
    The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, now called the Porta del Popolo.

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  • Piazza del PopoloPro 2014
    Jimmy Nadēr
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    3 Sep 17, 2013

    A nice large piazza with a symmetrical focal point near Villa Borghese. Nothing much to do here other that we took a little pause from the endless Rome by foot tour we made.

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  • Piazza del PopoloPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 28, 2013

    After a long, hot day of walking around Rome, I went to the lion-sculptured fountain at the Piazza del Popolo and dipped my feet into the cool waters. I looked around and was awestruck by the constant presence of historical buildings and open squares. It was moments like these that make me really treasure my time in Rome.

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  • Piazza del PopoloCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Keane
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    4 Aug 10, 2013

    There's something intimidating about the Piazza del Popolo. Maybe it's all the traffic or the emptiness of the space, but it feels domineering. The twin churches on one end almost seem tricky to the eye, as if one were seeing double. The fountain in the center lends itself to great photos, while the square's surroundings will most certainly entertain architecture lovers for a good hour or so.

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  • Piazza del Popolo
    Keith Preble
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    5 May 11, 2013

    One of my favorite piazzas in Rome! Check out the seemingly twin churches and then hike up the Pincio for some stellar views of the city!

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Description:

Once the entrance to the city for travelers arriving from the north, the piazza is now the destination for shoppers seeking a place to rest or perhaps have a drink. The famous obelisk in the center is the genesis of the three roads leading out of the square and was conscripted by Pope Sixtus V. Today, the square is often used for city events and concerts.
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