Piazza del Popolo is the most famous square proposal in our Rome Tours that takes the current shape only in the late 19th century, before he had a trapezoid shape.
Valadier gave the square and an elliptical shape in the central part introduces a portico decorated with fountains and also settled the area in the slopes of the Pincio with a staircase decorated with trees. Thanks to this People's Square became one of the most famous walks in Rome and frequented by people, the bourgeoisie and the clergy.
Piazza del Popolo was considered, over time, the entrance to the city of Rome thanks to the presence on a side of the square, the Porta Flaminia made by four columns from the Basilica of St. Peter, where are placed the statues of St. Peter and Paul.
Another symbol of the Square is the central obelisk, another almost 24 meters decorated with hieroglyphs and was the first obelisk transferred to Rome to celebrate the conquest of Egypt; the obelisk is the symbol of the sun was placed in the Circus Maximus, and only in 1589 was erected in Piazza del Popolo.
The Rome Tours will show you the characteristic feature of the Piazza del Popolo is represented by the twin churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary and asked to give the visitor an immediate respect for the papal city, giving a baroque whole square.
The churches also if you call twins are not identical, that of Santa Maria in Montesanto has an elliptical dome, while that of Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a circular shape and the fact that the space devoted to them construction was different.
Knowing Piazza del Popolo with our Rome Tours will let you know a part of eternal city that is not only history, but also the fashion and business, is departing from them, in fact, the streets of fashion and commerce.
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