Porta del Popolo

Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

On the northern flank of Piazza del Popolo, the Porta del Popolo was created by Bernini in 1655 to celebrate Queen Christina of Sweden's defection to Catholicism. Its welcoming inscription reads 'Felici Faustoque Ingressui MDCLV' ('For a Happy and Propitious Entrance 1655').

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale attractions

1. Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo

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This is one of Rome’s richest Renaissance churches, with a particularly impressive collection of art, including two Caravaggios: the Conversion of St Paul…

2. Obelisk

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Towering over Piazza del Popolo, this 36m-high obelisk was brought to Rome by Augustus from Heliopolis in ancient Egypt. It originally stood in the Circo…

3. Piazza del Popolo

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This massive piazza was laid out in 1538 to provide a grandiose entrance to what was then Rome's main northern gateway. It has since been remodelled…

7. Casa di Goethe

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Once a gathering place for German intellectuals, the Via del Corso apartment is where writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe enjoyed a happy Italian sojourn …

8. Via Margutta

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Visit the antique shops, commercial art galleries and artisanal boutiques of Via Margutta, one of Rome's prettiest pedestrian cobbled lanes.