“Piazza del Popolo” literally means people’s square in Italian. It is one of the most famous piazzas in the Italian capital for a number of reasons. The first being that it has some elegant and beautiful churches. The best example in this case is Santa Maria del Popolo, which is an excellent facade by all means. This neoclassic square is a favorite spot among tourists. Apart from amazing churches, fountains and monuments make this a special place to discover. This square is situated within walking distance from Borghese park and also has an aesthetically pleasing obelisk from Egypt.
This obelisk is located at Circus Maximus and presents an unusual site. Another monument which must be visited are the world-popular symmetrical churches. Though not exactly identical, the two churches namely, Santa Maria dei Miracoli and the Santa Maria Montesanto are symbols of ancient Rome rich in history. If you are planning to visit the eternal city, do make time to visit this spectacular destination.
On the other hand, this square is also known as one of entryways to Rome and it is a perfect blend of ancient and modern Rome. This is because of the ancient style architectures and modern feel. You can find a fountain on both sides of this place while the obelisk stands at the centre. To make matters better, you can find all this awesomeness near the banks of Tiber river.
For art lovers, people’s square offers legendary works of Caravaggio and Raphael. The south side of Piazza includes Trident- Via del Corso, Via del Babuino and Via della Ripetta. The scenery is taken to a whole new level with the help of Pincio hill.
This splendid destination is a great choice to spend some peaceful and tranquil time. The same goes for Villa Borghese – one of the most amazing gardens of the Italian capital. So, if you are visiting Rome, don’t forget to explore the brilliant “Piazza del Popolo”.