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Itineraries

Colosseum, Historic Center and Shopping

From People's Square (Piazza del Popolo) to Roman Colosseum.

Historical Monuments and Shopping

From Via dei Fori Imperiali to People's Square (Piazza del Popolo).

Historic Center, Shopping and Trastevere

From People's Square (Piazza del Popolo) to Trastevere District.

Day 2: Colosseum and Historic Center

From Roman Colosseum to People's square

Day 2: Historic Center and Trastevere

From People's Square to Trastevere District

Day 3: The Shopping Streets

From Train Station to Via della Conciliazione

Day 3: Famous Movie Locations

From People Square to Roman Colosseum

Day 2: Explora Kids Museum and Historic Center

From Flaminio Train Station to Quirinale

Day 5: Colosseum, Time Elevator and Shopping

From Roman Colosseum to People's Square (Piazza del Popolo)

Day 4: The Ancient Via Lata (Via del Corso)

From Flaminio Train Station to Crypta Balbi Museum.

Day 2: Sant'Angelo Castle, Navona Square and Pantheon

From People's Square (Piazza del Popolo) to the Pantheon

Day 5: Best Places and Shopping

From Flaminio Train Station to Via del Corso

Day 6: Famous Monuments and Campo dei Fiori

From Flaminio Train Station to Campo dei Fiori

Day 7: Walking up the Pincio

From People's Square to Triton Fountain

Historic Center Itinerary 1

From People's Square to Colonna's Gallery

Historic Center Itinerary 3

From People's Square to Navona Square

Along the Tiber River

From People's Square to Sant'Angelo Castle

Famous Monuments and Shopping

From People's Square to Venice Square

Shopping in Center Itinerary 2

From Venice Square to Via Cola Rienzo




People's Square

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Overview

Title
People's Square
Author
carol_79
Rating
4.29
Year
1538 AD
Cost
-
Average visit time
30 minutes
Address
Piazza del Popolo, 00196 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always

Description

The People's Square is located at the intersection of three of the most important shopping streets of Rome: Via del Corso, Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta. It is often the stage for political demonstrations, concerts and other entertainment performances. The name of the square comes from the latin word Populus (meaning poplars) because there was a grove of poplar trees in the area near Nero's tomb. The People's Square was redesigned by the architect Valadier who put four pools and an obelisk (23.9 meters high) at the centre of the square in the fourteenth century BC. This was the first obelisk to be transported to Rome at the time of Augustus to celebrate the victory over Egypt, and was originally placed in the Circus Maximus.

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