Piazza del Popolo - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is a beautiful square situated at the beginning of Via Flaminia and was the main entrance to the city during the Roman Empire. It comprises of churches, fountains, and the big Flaminio Obelisk, this square welcomes every day thousands of visitors, tourists, and passers-by. It was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum and the most important route to the north.
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Attractions Near Piazza del Popolo
Via Normale al Gran Sasso
0.25km from Piazza del Popolo
The normal route to the Gran Sasso d'Italia is the typical and less difficult ascent route to the western peak of Corno Grande, the highest peak of the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain massif and of all the continental Apennines: it is of a long-known hiking route, which retraces the first official climb made for the first time on 19 August 1573 by the Bolognese Francesco De Marchi, court engineer of Margherita of Austria, who was in L'Aquila, following the sovereign, after being established there f
0.28km from Piazza del Popolo
Pincio Promenade is a great walk to take from Piazza del Popolo to reach one of the Villa Borghese entrances. Today, the Pincian terrace remains a favorite spot for locals taking a springtime Sunday stroll. This 80 hectares of sprawling parkland, gardens, and attractions ranging from one of the world’s finest art galleries to a zoo and cinemas, Villa Borghese Park
0.58km from Piazza del Popolo
A beautiful villa and architectural complex with a large Borghese garden, on the Pincian Hill. There is also a beautiful fountain which increases the beauty of this villa. In 1801 Napoleon bought the building, and in 1803 the Villa Medici became the headquarters of the French Academy in Rome. It also houses the recipients of the Prix de Rome.
0.65km from Piazza del Popolo
The Ara Pacis is, at its simplest, an open-air altar for blood sacrifice associated with the Roman state religion. This monument made in marble celebrates the peace in the Mediterranean area established by the emperor after his victorious campaigns in Hispania and Gaul. This is a splendid monument dedicated to the peace and prosperity that the reign of Emperor Caesar Augustus had brought to Rome.
0.71km from Piazza del Popolo
Via Condotti is a street in central Rome that dates back to the ancient Roman era. It is known for its fashion boutiques. Major names in fashion have shops along the street. Being near the Spanish steps, the street is visited by large numbers of tourists.
0.73km from Piazza del Popolo
The Fountain of Four Rivers is a fountain in Rome, located in the Piazza di Spagna, at the foot of the stairway of Trinita dei Monti. Commissioned by Pope Urban VIII Barberini and designed by Pietro Bernini, the fountain sits at the base of Rome’s Spanish Steps and is a popular gathering spot in the square. The fountain was built in the style of sumptuous Baroque with travertine as its material. It is one of the favourite destinations for tourists and also for the locals too.
Discover More Attractions in Lazio, Home of Piazza del Popolo
Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.