Piazza del Popolo - Rome live cam

View of Piazza del Popolo, the Fountain of Neptune and the Flaminio Obelisk

Piazza del Popolo - Rome

Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome’s best known squares! This piazza’s neoclassical layout was designed by Architect Giuseppe Valadier between 1811-1822, thanks to whom the square gradually took its present-day elliptical form. One would think that this laidback urban space gets its name from the Italian word “people”, literal translation of “popolo”…most theories, instead, tend to curiously link it to the Latin “popolus” meaning poplars. It is common belief, in fact, that Emperor Nero had poplars planted in the area, but many tales continue to cloud the exact origin of the name.

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