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Piazza San Pietro / Petersplatz

Piazza San Pietro / Petersplatz

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Recommended by 106 out of 109 hikers


  • JavierCR 🇪🇸

    Dominated by the majestic St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square owes its characteristic elliptical shape adorned by the imposing archway to the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who every year welcomes millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world in a symbolic embrace.
    Every Sunday, at noon, a multitude of people gather in this square to attend the Angelus Domini and receive the blessing of the Pope who looks out of the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace.
    Commissioned by Pope Alexander VII Chigi, the portico is made up of 284 columns arranged radially in four rows; By gradually reducing the diameter, Bernini managed to keep the proportional relationships between the spaces and the columns unchanged in the outer rows as well. Thanks to this measure, positioning itself on the porphyry discs on the sides of the obelisk, the visitor will see the colonnade composed of a single row of columns.

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    • November 27, 2021

  • JakobusPilger

    The highlight "Piazza San Pietro" mentioned here is the square in front of St. Peter's Basilica. The church itself can be found under this highlight: komoot.de/highlight/206524

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    • December 15, 2021

  • AeroPetr ✈🌍

    A world-famous square in front of St. Peter's Church, framed by a colonnade of columns. Showy like everything in the Vatican, the columns look shabby compared to their ancient Roman counterparts. A significant part of the square is used as a waiting area for security checks to enter St. Peter's Basilica.

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    • February 15, 2022

  • Andrea Br1

    piazza san pietro a state within Rome

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    • September 7, 2021

  • René

    Especially recommended in the evening hours, when everything is not so hectic and the lighting creates a special atmosphere.

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    • October 21, 2021

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