Piazzas of Rome

There are many beautiful Piazzas in Rome where one can take an evening stroll, enjoy a coffee at and people watch, browse through the varied shops, learn about the history of the Eternal City and enjoy the many wonderful sights that are all around the city. Here we take a look at some of the favourites.

Via dei Condotti

Via dei Condotti was one of the streets of ancient Rome that enabled people who crossed the River Tiber to reach the Pincio Hill, today it is a busy and beautiful street in which the most fashionable and luxurious shops such as Prada, Armani, Hermès, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Valentino

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Via del Corso

The Via del Corso is a straight, main road situated in the centre of the historical centre of Rome. In the 15th century it was used as a racetrack for riderless horses called the “Corso dei Barberi” from which it takes its name.

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Piazza del Popolo

The large square of the Piazza del Popolo is situated inside the northern gate of the Aurelian Walls called the Porta del Popolo which was once known as the Porta Flaminia in ancient Rome and was the most important route from Rome to the north.

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Via del Babuino

Today’s Via del Babuino gets its name from the public fountain and statue of a reclining half man half goat which the citizens of Rome thought so ugly they named it Babuino meaning Baboon.

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Via Veneto

The Via Veneto has long been known for its luxurious and expensive houses, even since the days of the Roman Empire. today it is home to some of the most exclusive of Rome’s hotels and cafes as well as the American Embassy.

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Piazza Colonna

Along the Via del Corso is the Piazza Colonna which takes its name from the impressive marble column of Marcus Aurelius that illustrates from top to bottom the emperor’s wars against the Sarmats and Germans.

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Piazza Navona

This large,oval shaped Piazza is wonderfully impressive with its three fountains along the centre, two of which were designed by Bernini.

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Campo dei Fiori

The square named ‘Campo dei Fiori’ (Field of Flowers) sits in an area that was once prone to flooding and was therefore unused for many centuries. It was only in the 15th century that the square we see today started to take shape.

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