Piazza Del PopoloCurrently Open
- Address: Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy, 00196
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-060606
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Historical Site, Plaza, Square, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Piazza Del Popolo - Review
Translated literally to People’s Plaza, this urban square can be considered to be a haunted that is famous not only among tourists but also locals. The naming of the plaza has attracted a bit of controversy primarily because the origins of the name come from the poplar trees in the area. The Santa Maria del Popolo church, which is located near the square, takes its name from these trees.
This area has a lot of historical significance mostly because it is located at the northern fringe of the city. Hence, visitors and travelers to Rome would get to see a view of this plaza upon first arriving in Rome.
The plaza took only ten years to build between 1811 and 1822 and was designed keeping neoclassical sensibilities in mind by Giuseppe Valadier. Although people can see numerous tourists and locals spending a leisurely afternoon in the plaza, its history is much more depressing. This used to be the primary site for public executions even up to 1826.
How To reach Piazza Del Popolo by Public Transport
- Subway to Flaminio, Line A
- Bus: 88, 95, 117, 119, 490 or 495
- Metro line A stop 'Spagna' or 'Flaminio'
Restaurants Near Piazza Del Popolo
- Il Tagliere – Italian, great variety of cheeses
- Hedera – Innovative and unique ice cream and desserts
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Things to Know Before Visiting Piazza Del Popolo
17.86% of people who visit Rome include Piazza Del Popolo in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
25.96% of people start their Piazza Del Popolo visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Piazza Del Popolo
60.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Piazza Del Popolo
Piazza Del Popolo Trips
Piazza Del Popolo, Rome Reviews
One of the warmest memories from Rome are from here. Being a bit further from the other attractions of the city, Piazza del Popolo is full of Italians not tourists. On weekends, it's family time: you'll see lots of children chasing huge soap bubbles. Street musicians add to the soft and heartwarming experience of this place. It's so serene just sitting there on marble steps under the hot sun, listening to the fountains and pretty nice covers to famous songs, and watching people. Pay attention to the twin churches on the southern side of Piazza. In one of them, classical music from Bach to Shubert plays - very relaxing after walking half a day nonstop. And also, going up the stairs to catch the view of the Piazza from above and roam around the neat gardens is a must. From there, it's just a short stroll to the Spanish stairs.
A bit out of the way from some of the other sights in Rome but I would still suggest it. The square and fountain is beautiful and there's lots of seating right on the fountain for people to relax and enjoy. Very cool to see three of the main streets of Rome diverging from this one point. I walked here in the afternoon after leaving the Vatican one day. It's a long walk but nice along the river. Then I sat at the fountain for about an hour, people watching and reading by book before heading off to find dinner. It was a lovely memory of Rome!
The piazza is gorgeous. It has a symmetrical design with a fountain dedicated to neptune and one dedicated to the goddess of Rome at each end with the large obelisk in the middle. There are two churches right next to each other on one side of the piazza and on the other side is Santa Maria del Popolo, the one from Dan Brown's book Angels and demons. This is a must see spot in Rome and there is a terrace above that gives a great view of the piazza.
Awesome place to chill at. Great atmosphere. Take a walk up the hill to view the piazza and the city from the terrace linked to the park. sunset was great
Massive public square that is beautiful, but not much more beautiful than anything else in Rome. If you are staying for a few days, check it out, it's cool when there are concerts or performances going on. If you have a tight schedule, skip this, as there's really not too much to see, a few fountains, a nice park, etc. But it's all kind of it if the way. Giving this 3 stars only because there is so much other cool stuff to see in Rome. You don't need a tour or a lot of time to experience this Piazza, it's free to see, but I'd prioritize other sites over this.