Piazza del Popolo (crs)

Piazza del Popolo
Signage
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Overview, Looking North
Piazza del Popolo, From Via di Ripetta
Looking North
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Obelisk of Sety I
      
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Porta del Popolo
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Fountain of Neptune
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Fountain of Neptune
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Fountain of the Obelisk
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Fountain of the Obelisk
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Obelisk of Sety I
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Fountain of Dea Roma
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Looking South
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Looking South
      
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Looking South
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Through the Porta del Popolo
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Viale del Muro Torto
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Aurelian Walls
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Through the Porta del Popolo
      
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A little rest
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Determination
      

 

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PPiazza del Popolo is a large square in Rome.  The Piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called Porta del Popolo.  For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.  The layout of the piazza today was designed in neoclassical style between 1811 and 1822 by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, who demolished some insignificant buildings and haphazard high screening walls to form two semicircles.  An Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II from Heliopolis stands in the centre of the Piazza.  The obelisk was brought to Rome in 10 BC by order of Augustus and originally set up in the Circus Maximus.  It was re-erected here in the Piazza in 1589.  Fountains in the form of Egyptian-style lions were added around the base of the obelisk.  The twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (right, built 1675-79) and Santa Maria in Montesanto (left, built 1662-75), begun by Carlo Rainaldi and completed by Bernini and Carlo Fontana, define the junction of the roads leading into the piazza.  To the north of the Piazza stand the Porta del Popolo, leading to the Piazzale Flaminio, and the ancient church of Santa Maria del Popolo.  The Porta del Popolo was reconstructed to the current appearance by Pope Alexander VII in 1655, to welcome Queen Christina of Sweden to Rome.  Opposite Santa Maria del Popolo stands a Carabinieri station, with a dome reflecting that of the church.  The aqueduct Acqua Vergine Nuovo, completed in the 1820s provides water for the fountains.  Fountains by Giovanni Ceccarini (1822-23), with matching compositions of a central figure flanked by two attendant figures, stand on each side of the Piazza to the east and west, flanked by neoclassical statues of The Seasons (1828).  The Fontana di Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) stands on the west side.  Dea Roma armed with lance and helmet, with the she-wolf feeding Romulus and Remus is on the east side.

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