In the north of the city lies the glorious Piazza del Popolo, a gigantic open-air publich square whose name means ‘People’s Square” . The Piazza Del Popolo is situated on the northern gate of the old city, at Porta Flaminia. The size of this piazza draws those visitors and locals alike who wish for a bit of breathing space from the narrow croweded Roman streets, or to find somewhere the kids can let off some steam.
The Piazza del Popolo is the starting point for Via Flaminia, the road that leads to modern day Rimini. Before public transport became readily available, travellers en-route to Rome would take their first glance of the city right here at the Piazza del Popolo – and what a view! Imagine travelling with the kids to see the 76 feet obelisk, placed here in 1589, for the first time. Wow, just wow.
Rome Attractions – Street Entertainment
The Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome’s centre hubs for street art and street entertainment and we highly recommend a visit. It’s just a few hundred metres from the Spanish steps, and an uphill stroll away from the gorgeous Villa Borghese gardens (a must do with kids!), and yet it’s WAY less touristy or crowded.
There are also many open-air restaurants surrounding the piazza It’s almost as if this is one rome tourist attraction that didn’t make the memo!
Things to Do with Kids in Rome
The best thing about the Piazza del Popolo? It’s just a hundred metres or so from the Rome Children’s Museum, Explora! If you are travelling with kids on a family vacation, you must put this place on your itinerary but be sure to prebook your ticket or you might miss out on your preferred session.
We adore the Piazza del Popolo, and can’t wait to head back to Rome with the kids to visit again!
The Inside Scoop
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Opening Hours at:
- Open all hours
Entry Fees at the Piazza del Popolo
- Free entry.
Location and Map:
Address: The square is located between via del Corso and Piazzale Flaminio.
- The Piazza del Popolo lies at the northern end of Via del Corso. It’s a 30-odd minute fast-paced walk or a longer stroll from the Trevi Fountain. But if you like shopping in Rome, it’s going to take you a little longer!
- Metro line A: Stop ‘Spagna’ or ‘Flaminio’
- Bus No. 88, 95, 117, 119, 490 or 495
By Taxi or Uber
- Piazza Del Popolo is easily accessible by taxi or Uber.
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