During the Middle Ages, Piazza del Popolo formed the main entrance to the city for pilgrims and travelers arriving on the Via ... More
Piazza del Popolo
During the Middle Ages, Piazza del Popolo formed the main entrance to the city for pilgrims and travelers arriving on the Via Flaminia (from the north). It was only when Pope Sixtus V placed the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II in the center of the square that Piazza del Popolo took on its current function. The obelisk is the tip of the trident formed by the three streets that begin in the square: Via del Corso, Via di Ripetta and Via del Babuino. Valadier was the architect who gave the square its present elliptical appearance by building the two ramps that lead to the Pincio. Two shell-shaped fountains overlooked by groups of statues stand in two hemicycles. Valadier was also responsible for the buildings on Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta that are today occupied by the famous cafes Rosati and Canova.
Rome -l love the place so much.. I and my family have visited Rome twice and I wish and pray that I could go there again together with my family. Just love the City too much. Even just sitting at the steps around the Basilica will give you so much history and so much peace.
as we sat under the monument at sunset, the chance for great photos were made. I in my shorts and camera, family photos to be had... a little old lady approached and read me a riot act waving her finger at my leggs and my shorts! mind you they were GAP chino shorts- nothing 'crazy'.
then she went about her business going thru the trash bins!?! could not pass the chance to remind her that dumpster diving in plan view was 'crazy' and to return the finger waving. Pehaps it was just her little way to say, thanks for visiting and please return the the Eternal City as soon as you can. ;) no worries we return each year. enjoy.
Michelangelo's Sistene Chapel ceiling and Pieta made me cry from its beauty.One must still be wary of pickpocketers,which is sad in this setting.We were there in early fall, when the weather wasn't so unbearably hot.
i think every visitor to Rome should start at the Piazza del Popolo. Sit on the steps in the centre of the piazza and the whole of Rome is laid out in front of you. To the left down via del Babuino you will get to the Spanish Steps, straight ahead down via del Corso will be the Vittorio Emmanuel monument, the forum and the Colisseum, and to the right down via Ripetta will take you to Piazza Navona and then the Vatican. Try it, it will be fun.
It is the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. I wish to see it 100,000,000,000 more times. The engravings are wonderful. It was a great experience. I think that kids will not find it as exciting as adults, but that is only my opinan.
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