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(ローマの北の玄関)ポポロ広場 Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is a piazza in Rome, Italy and is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is a large piazza in the northern part of Rome and lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls. Porta del Popolo was the main entrance to the city from north (the Via Flaminia, the road from Rimini). The current gate was built in 1475. The layout of the piazza today was designed in the Neoclassical style from 1811 to 1822. The name of the piazza in modern Italian literally means Square for People (However historically the name is derived from the poplars in the northeast corner of the piazza).

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo is a Catholic basilica next to Porta del Popolo in Piazza del Popolo. The basilica was built by Pope Sixtus IV in the Renaissance style from 1472 to 1477.

Piazza del Popolo

The Flaminio Obelisk stands in the centre of Piazza del Popolo. The obelisk is an Egyptian obelisk of Sety I (later erected by Rameses II) from Heliopolis. The obelisk was brought to Rome in 10 BC by Augustus and originally set up in the Circus Maximus (an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium). The obelisk was moved to the piazza by Pope Sixtus V in 1589. The obelisk is 24 metres tall or 36 metres including its plinth. The obelisk is the 2nd oldest and one of the tallest obelisks in Rome.

Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo
The Campus Martius

Pincian Hill is located on the east of Piazza del Popolo. Next to the hill are located Villa Borghese gardens. The hill commands a view of the piazza and overlooks a view of the townscape of the Campus Martius (a part of Rome).