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Piazza del Popolo

Piazza Popolo
  • Panoramic route

The three main roads (“Il Babuino”, Via Ripetta and Via del Corso) flow into Piazza del Popolo. The square’s fame spread worldwide over the years as a site for public executions, fairs, carnivals, games and competitions and as a symbol of Renaissance papal patronage. The traveller is greeted on his arrival with Bernini’s inscription over the northern gate, Porta del Popolo, (the former Porta Flaminio) “Felice faustoque ingressini MDCLV” (For a happy and blessed entrance); a message left for Queen Christina on her arrival in Rome. Today it welcomes the millions of visitors who annually flock here to admire the piazza’s cultural and historical splendour. Source: turismoroma.it