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A treat for the eyes

The Piazza del Popolo is one of the most famous squares in Rome and its name means "the People's Square." It’s located at the north gate of the Aurelian walls where the Porta Flaminia once marked the beginning of the Via Flaminia, the main northern road during Imperial times.

The square currently has a neoclassical look thanks to architect Giusseppe Valadier who redesigned it from 1811-1822. If you look at the square from the north, there are three main streets which sprout from the square in trident shape: Via del Corso in the center, Via del Babuino on the left, and the Via di Ripetta to the right. The twin churches of Santa María dei Miracoli (1681) and Santa Maria in Montesanto (1679), begun by Carlo Rainaldi and completed by Bernini and Carlo Fontana, mark the intersection of the streets.

But what really my caught my attention were the three fountains in the square, all designed by Giuseppe Valadier to represent the Goddess Rome with the Tiber and Aniene rivers and the God Neptune with two tridents. In the center, there's another group of four smaller fountains surrounding the Egyptian obelisk and its decorative lions.
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One of my favorite places in the city

When you get to the Piazza del Popolo, it’s best not to focus on anything in particular, but rather just soak in your surroundings and enter in the ecstasy of the Eternal City! The obelisk of Heliopolis, the hanging gardens of Pincio, the sculptures and Valadier fountains, the Renaissance façade of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Baroque dome church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.... And none of this scene just came abut at random. It was all carefully prepared since the Porta del Popolo was for many years the only gateway to the city for those coming from Northern Europe, like Queen Christina of Sweden. It should get the admiration and respect of all visitors to Rome. It's one of my favorite places in the city.
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Piazza del Popolo Phone Number
+39060608
+39060608
Piazza del Popolo Address
Piazza del Popolo 00187 Roma
Piazza del Popolo 00187 Roma
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