Piazza del Popolo
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%History Buffs
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 66%Luxury Travelers
- 62%Family Travelers
- 58%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (81)
- Piazza del PopoloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jan 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.
- Piazza del PopoloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 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.
- Piazza del PopoloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 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.
- Piazza del PopoloMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 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.
- Piazza del PopoloOct 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.
- Piazza del PopoloMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 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.
- Piazza del PopoloCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 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.