People's Square - Rome


The Piazza del Popolo was built in the 16th century at what was the northern gate of the city at that time. Of particular note is its elliptical form and the presence of an Egyptian obelisk brought back by Augustus which had previously stood in the Circo Massimo. It was Giuseppe Valadier who redesigned the square in Neo-Classicalal style in the 19th century. It is home to the so-called twin Baroque churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto, which have almost identical porches and domes. However it is the third church, Santa Maria del Popolo, which is really worth a detour for its magnificent Baroque interior. To the east of the square there is a ramp leading up to the Gardens of the Villa Borghese with its magnificent views over Rome and the Vatican.


Address : Pïazza del Popolo 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Flaminio-Station: Spagna-Station: Lepanto: train A.

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