"Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter's Square)" St. Peter's Square - Piazza San Pietro Tip by Andraf

  Piazza San Pietro, Rome
by Andraf
 
 

This magnificent square was designed by Bernini. It was completed in 1667 and can hold 400.000 people. The piazza has the shape of an ellipse; on each side there's a curving pair of quadruple colonnades topped with statues of saints. In the middle of the piazza is an obelisk which was brought from Alexandria in AD 37. Also in the piazza are two beautiful fountains. To the left and right of the obelisk are two spots marked on the pavement. If you sit on a spot and look at the colonnades you get the illusion that the colonnades are made of a single row of columns. Neat job :-)

Address: Piazza San Pietro
Phone: +39 06 6988 1840
Website: http://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/it/monumenti/basilica-di-s-pietro/la-piazza.html

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  • Updated Dec 6, 2003
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