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Piazza del Popolo the public square is introduced today of elliptic shape with two large esedre (emicicli) obtained one towards the terrace of the Pincio, the other back the Tevere. Pedestrian area, accommodates the greater political and cultural events of the city. The Public square is the lampante example of the stratification urban planning happened in the various centuries to Rome. In the 1400's, in fact, the Door of the People was the access to the city from North and the participations of the pontefici were a phrenetic one to experience the better solutions in order to embellish the public square and to give them a monumentalitÓ sense. The greatest artists were been involved, from the Bernini to Fontana, but the definitive order was realized alone in the 1834 from Valadier architect. It, in fact, planning the carrabili perrons and roads that today go up until the Pincio, created the possibility to join together the area of Bourgeois Villa with the Public square. The two so-called "twin churches", respective S. and S. Maria Miracoli (1675-79) Maria in Montesanto(1662-75) space out the three great roads that give the public square leave to m˛ of tridente: Via of the Baboon, Via of the Course and di Ripetta. To the center of the Public square svetta obelisco the Egyptian carried to Rome to the times of red-use Augusto and lý for wanting of Sisto V to symbolize auctoritas (the power) roman.

Via del Corso / Via Condotti / Piazza di Spagna the ancient one via Flaminia, the consular road that put in Rome communication with adriatic Italy, in Medioevale age assumed the name of Via Lata, along rettifilo of 1700 meters that already in the first half of the 1400's the pontefici regolarizzarono, being the limit of the inhabited Rome. Called "the Course", the road became rich of rinascimentali palaces of the local nobility and of churches which that one of S. Giacomo (1600) and S. Ambrogio and Carlo(1672). In the 800 there was an express to ollow itself of participations you turn to the improvement of the Course, which caught up the more intense moment after the Rubble of Pia (Door 1870). After the killing of the king, the road momentarily assumed the denomination in its memory, "Course Umberto I" (1901), in order then to return to the ancient name, "Via of the Course", with the inauguration of the Republic. The pedestrian area is island until Public square of the Column, so-called from the realized column coclide from emperor Mark Aurelio, and center of the Italian Parliament.
Famous for its display windows and for I take a walk afternoon, Via of the Course offers cultural spaces in its nobiliari palaces uses you in order to accommodate itineranti extensions. Recently it has been opened the Gallery "Alberto Sordi", in memory of the great roman actor, within which they have been places storees and bars to you that offer a valid point of meeting. From the Course it is approached the famous one Via Culverts, historical road that accommodates in its display windows the most prestigious fashionable companies and the ateliers more famous.
Connecting via of the Course with Public square of Spain, Via Culverts it offers the possibility to stop itself to sorseggiare a coffee in an atmosphere of other times in its Greek Coffee or it is made to photograph next to a roman centurione in custom. For who it will want to make a tour of the center on a romantico gig will be able to find some various in the near Public square of Spain, famous also for its it knows it from the to English, the tea Babinton room. In the public square you will be endured hit from the settecentesca perron that they knows until the French Church of TrinitÓ of Mounts, made to construct in 1502 from Sisto V. its 138 scalini color of the beautifulr flowers to spring giving to the public square an aspect variopinto; from the same ones scalini the modelle come down of the more important paraded of high fashion. From the high of the perron, where to Been born them it comes recreated the cove of Betlemme, one can also be enjoyed the sights more evocative than Rome and to observe the always numerous tourists that they are crowded around to the below Fontana of the Bernini dictates the Stage boat.

ę Dott.ssa Myriam Di Mare graduated in Archaeology, Etruscologia and Italiche Antiquity



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