"Piazza della Minerva" Piazza Della Minerva ? Elephant Tip by martin_nl

Piazza Della Minerva ? Elephant, Rome: 18 reviews and 29 photos

  Elephant on top of which the obelisk stands
by martin_nl

The square in front of the Santa Maria sopra Minerva church has a beautiful obelisk on it. Throughout the city are various of these obelisks. All of these were stolen from Egypt. Right now Egypt lend them out permanently to Italy. The obelisk in Paris for example was a gift. The elephant on which the obelisk is placed was one of Bernini's creations. It was initially meant to be placed on the piazza Barberini, but there are some other Barberini creations there now!

Address: Piazza della Minerva
Directions: Southeast of the Pantheon

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 24, 2003
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