Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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    Piazza Del Popolo

    by Packerman Written Jan 11, 2003

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    Piazza Del Popolo

    This large circle of concrete with a large fountain in the middle is called the Piazza Del Popolo, which means the square of the people. The fountain is made up of an old obelisk brought from Egypt and it was raised in 1589 by Sixtus V and Domenico Fontana. The basins and marble lions at the base were added later. On the east and west side of the piazza are neo-classical statues with fountains. It is a very wide open space and somewhat refreshing to be in, after spending time in the midst of the crowds down the narrower Roman streets. This piazza has three streets diverging from it like three prongs of a trident. Via del Babuino, Via del Corso, and Via di Ripetta. Via del Babuino will lead you to the Spanish Steps. Via del Corso will lead you to San Carlo al Corso church and the main street of the three, especially for shopping, and Via di Ripetta will take you past the Mausolea di Augusto.

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    Twin churches

    by June.b Written Jun 24, 2010
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    The churches of Santa Maria in Montesanto (left) built 1662-1675 and Santa Maria dei Miracoli (right) built 1675-1779. Located on the north side of the Piazza Del Popolo.

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    A Wonderful View to Popolo Piazza

    by Rhondaj Written Sep 4, 2006

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    looking down from Napoleone Piazzale

    The best part of Piazzale Napoleone is the view down into Popolo Piazza. Wonderful photo opportunity. We took some pictures and then exited the rear of the square to walk the Pincio gardens.

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    Piazza Wonders

    by sandravdp Written Jun 22, 2006

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    Some lovely items to admire at this piazza: what to think of the big obelisk, villa borghese and a lion fountain?

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    Piazza del Popolo

    by bonio Updated May 10, 2006

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    Passed through this impressive square as the premiere of Mission Impossible III was about to start, didn't stop!

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    Piazza Del Popolo

    by daryll Written May 17, 2005

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    Piazza Del Popolo

    Get there and visit the twin sisters shapel. Right opposite there is the Lab use by Leanardo Da Vinci which open as a exhibition museum.

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    Piazza del Popolo obelisk

    by Julius_Caesar Written May 7, 2005

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    Over 3,000 years old, the obelisk was originally brought to Rome by Augustus to adorn the Circus Maximus after the conquest of Egypt.

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    A wolf and 2 Babies

    by Buckz Updated Mar 2, 2005
    Romulus & Remus

    We have all heard the tale of Romulus, Remus and the Wolf, but in Piazza Del Popolo there is a Statue to the 3 of them.
    You may need to click on the picture to see them properly.

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    Piazza del Popolo

    by shivan Updated Sep 7, 2003

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    Piazza del Popolo

    Piazza del Popolo at sunset as seen from the Pincio Terrace inside Villa Borghese, one of the largest gardens in Rome.

    This square is not a parking anymore, so it is far more enjoyable

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    St. Peter's Square

    by paradisedreamer Written May 24, 2003

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    St. Peter's Square (a Bernini creation) lies in front of St Peter’s Basilica and is bigger than you would expect

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    Twin Churches of Popolo

    by sandysmith Written Mar 30, 2003

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    Santa Maria del Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto are the twin chuches which flank the porta del Popolo.

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    Piazza del Popolo

    by sandysmith Written Mar 30, 2003

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    Piazza del Popolo

    This beautiful large cobbled oval piazza is dominated by an Egyptian obelisk - one of several in Rome - which came from the racetrack of Circus Maximus.

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    Piazza del Populo. Moses...

    by ucbwalker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Piazza del Populo. Moses supposedly passed under the shadow of this obelisk in his journeys to appeal to the Pharaoh.

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    This sunset picture was taken...

    by tiger13girl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This sunset picture was taken from the Piazza Napoleone I overlooking the Piazza del Popolo. It was a great way to end our first day, over looking part of the city. The dome is St. Peter's Basilica.

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