Rome travel guide, vacation in Rome, holiday in Rome, tour of Rome, tourism Rome, booking hotel in Rome, rent a car Rome, fly to Rome, Incoming Rome, Wedding in Rome, Weather Rome, Images Rome
» Home » Italy travel guide » Lazio » Rome » Saint Peter Square - Rome Accommodation - Rome Hotel language:
IT  EN  DE  FR  ES  NL
Travel guide Rome vacation in Rome holiday in Rome tourism RomeBooking Hotel Rome Farm holiday Rome rental houses Rome rent a home Rome camping Rome real estate Italy travel Guide tourism hotel camping farm holiday beauty farm resort
See more:
Imperial Fora
The forum was for the Romans the center of every city, where there were the main pu ...

Catacombs
The catacombs are ancient Jewish and Christian underground cemeteries.
The old ...

Saint Peter Square
Saint Peter's Square, remarkable example of baroque architecture and urban planning, is pl ...

« index Rome

Saint Peter Square

Saint Peter's Square, remarkable example of baroque architecture and urban planning, is place of daily pilgrimage for thousands of Catholic turists from all over the world. The public square was created between 1656 and 1667 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the most important italian architect of the period.
He created a trapezoidal open space that starts from the facade of the church and widens in the two semicircular wings of the colonnade, creating an ellipse 240 meters wide.
The two wings of the colonnade, considered two big arms that maternally hug the people, are formed by 284 columns and have 140 statues.

In the middle of Saint Peter's Square there is the vatican obelisk, of Egyptian origin, that was carried to Rome by the Roman Emperor Caligola. The Apostolic Palace, residence of the Pope, rises above the right wing of the colonnade: from one of these windows the Pope appears every Sunday, to pray with the people and recite the Angelus; moreover, on the right flank of the church you can see the roof of the Sistine Chapel, where is set the Conclave, that is the election of the Pope, and only for this occasion a chimney pot is placed on the roof, to let the people know if the Pope has been choosen, through the black or white smoke.

... more images of Rome



« Index Rome
Hotel Rome
Hotel Rome
The best Hotel in Rome to booking on-line
Images Rome
Immagini Rome
Images and landscape of Rome
» Images » Map » Weather

The best accommodations:

Rome hotel resort B&B spa beauty center swimming pool Rome camping bungalows camper tend swimming pool Rome farm holiday countriside swimming pool Rome turistic villages and residence swimming pool Rome Villas swimming pool rental Houses vacations Rome apartaments for rent and B&B Rome B&B rental rooms
Hotel Mecenate Palace * * * * Roma Hotel Mecenate Palace * * * * Roma
The Hotel Mecenate Palace is set in a 19th century villa opposite the magnificent basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in the heart of Rome’s historic centre. Its stunning rooftop bar and restaurant offer spectacular views across the city centre with the Coliseum and Roman Forum just minutes away. T ...

WWW / BOOKING
Ripa Hotel * * * *  Roma Ripa Hotel * * * * Roma
Smart and contemporary, this hotel optimises space, light and comfort in a trendy and friendly atmosphere in the heart of Trastevere, one of the most popular areas in Rome. The Ripa Hotel is located in the modern part of Trastevere, which is one of the oldest districts on the left bank of the Ri ...

WWW / BOOKING
Hotel Rome Cavalieri * * * * * Roma Hotel Rome Cavalieri * * * * * Roma
Set in a spacious, private Mediterranean park, the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Collection, offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Eternal City. Located just minutes from the Vatican City and the historic centre, the Cavalieri provides a complimentary shuttle bus to the Spanish Steps are ...

WWW / BOOKING
  » all Hotel in Rome
» all Campings in Rome
» all Farm Holidays in Rome
» all Touristic Villages / Residences in Rome
» all Villas / Rental Houses in Rome
» all Rental Apartments for vacations in Rome
» all B&B / Rental Rooms in Rome