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"Piazza del Popolo" Piazza del Popolo Tip by Rhondaj

Piazza del Popolo, Rome: 94 reviews and 189 photos

  Just inside the gate
by Rhondaj

There is so much to see in the large, open piazza. Dominating the center is the 36 metres high oblelisk from Heliopolis, brought to Rome by Augustus, first diplayed in Circus Maximus. Moved here to this piazza by Pope Sixtus V in 1589. (Do you know people, that everytime you go to their house, they've rearranged their furniture? Well, that's what the ancient Romans were like, always moving things around...)

As luck would have it, for us, the obelisk (July '06) is covered for restoration!!! But we could pet the four water spitting lions at the base...

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2006
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