14/42.- Rome, Piazza del Popolo


The 'Piazza del Popolo' was the traditional northern entrance to the city. The obelisk you see in the photo was brought from the Massimo Circus following the desires of Sixtus V.

On the north side of the 'Piazza del Popolo' (= People’s Square) the small Church of 'Santa Maria del Populo' contains two wonderful canvases by Caravaggio: the "Conversion of Saint Paul" and "The Crucifixion of Saint Peter", among other works.

Let's take a look at the two Churches on our right ...

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