A quieter square in the north of Rome, the gateway to the North, and recognized today by the twin churches of the Tridente and the Egyptian Obelisk.
The Piazza del Popolo is a beautiful square at the northern gate of Rome in the Aurelian Walls. Quieter than most of the other squares this adds to its charm. It was once the starting point of the Via Flaminia which was the road to modern day Rimini which was the most important route to travel north. The Piazza was also the first view a traveller had of Rome when arriving in the city. It was also the place where many public executions took place - the last being in 1826. Today there is no reminder of this with Egyptian Obelisks and the Fontana dell'Obelisco, the Fontana del Nettuno and the twin churches of the Tridente.
Visit here to escape the crowds, discover where the first entry point into the ancient city of Rome was and marvel upon the many buildings surrounding the Piazza. It is reached by the Via del Corso which runs between the two churches. As it is a little quieter here you can sit by the fountain or enjoy a refreshment while admiring the beautiful architecture.
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