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Piazza del Popolo

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Piazza del Popolo

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Piazza del Popolo, 00187 Rome Italy
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Flaminio - Piazza del PopoloRome Metro3 min
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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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Noraatc wrote a review Nov 2020
Sudbury, Massachusetts22,138 contributions1,020 helpful votes
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Piazza del Popolo was almost deserted in the rain (good thing!), so I had a perfect chance to appreciate its impressive ensemble. First, I visited two beautiful twin churches, Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto. These Baroque churches are small and do not boast opulent decor and yet they are very harmonious and intimate. The rain has stopped and it was perfect time to walk on the Piazza del Popolo and admire two massive fountains, Fontana del Nettuno and Fontana della Dea Roma. The Egyptian Obelisk in the center is another notable monument of Piazza del Popolo. My visit to the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo with stunning Caravaggio’s masterpieces was the highlight of my day.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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pldj m wrote a review Oct 2020
153 contributions84 helpful votes
It's a big Piazza. Italian means " People's Square". You can walk from Spanish Steps, not too far. There are twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto when you walk in the Piazza.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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tylkopolska wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland340 contributions133 helpful votes
after a long walk via di corso you will be happy to arrived to that cool piazza and if you still having energy on your right you can walk up to the park and relax then admire the view and walk to up the steps of piazza di spagna
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ryan S wrote a review Aug 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom87 contributions118 helpful votes
Not as well known as the other piazza’s in rome, but still a must see piazza. It is quite huge and has fountains each side. Located not to far away from the the river tiber, its also a great place to find your bearings while walking around rome.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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dapper777 wrote a review Aug 2020
Monaco22,753 contributions2,298 helpful votes
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Piazza del Popolo is the entrance to one of the most beautiful places in the world, located at the top of a triangle of streets known as the Trident (via del Babuino - via del Corso - via di Ripetta), and forms the greatest access to the heart of Rome. At the center of the square stands the obelisk called "Flaminio", with the fountain of the Lions, which is the base and surrounds the obelisk and consists of four round travertine basins,above which, on truncated pyramids in the shape of steps are four lions of white marble and Egyptian style, from whose mouths the water flows out in a fan shape. It is an iconic landmark and a great place for young tourists to sit and eat ice cream on a nice day. With its churches, its fountains and the great Flaminian Obelisk, this square welcomes thousands of visitors and tourists every day. Point of arrival and departure for visiting the center, Piazza del Popolo is the right place to spend a fun afternoon: the main shopping streets start from this square and, if you take the stairs which are on the left of the piazza, you reach the Pincio Terrace that sits directly above Piazza del Popolo, at the end of Via del Corso. From there you can admire all Rome in its beauty.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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