Piazza Del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars (populus in Latin, pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.

The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum (modern day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. At the same time, before the age of railroads, it was the traveller's first view of Rome upon arrival. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.

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... Elia Sauve, convicted of larceny, beheaded at Piazza del Popolo, (September 16, 1820) ... son of Giuseppe, from Rotella in the Ascoli papal legation, beheaded at Piazza del Popolo, convicted of murder and aggravated injuries (January 27, 1821) ... aged 23, convicted of robberies, beheaded at Piazza del Popolo (April 7, 1821) ...
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... Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo is an underground station on Line A of the Rome Metro, inaugurated in 1980 ... The station is situated on the large Piazza Flaminio, in the Flaminio quarter outside the Aurelian Walls, next to Piazza del Popolo, and is near the Campus Martius ... A tram (line 2) connects the Piazza Flaminio to the Stadio Flaminio, the Auditorium at the Parco della Musica, the Palazzetto of the Sport and the Stadio Olimpico ...
Piazza Del Popolo - Urbanisation in Three Dimensions
... Valadier's masterstroke was in linking the piazza with the heights of the Pincio, the Pincian Hill of ancient Rome, which overlooked the space from the east ... to the Augustinian monastery connected with Santa Maria del Popolo ... is backed by a wide gravelled opening set on axis with the piazza below formally-planted bosquets of trees flank the open space ...
List Of People Executed By The Holy See - List of People Executed By The Holy See - 19th Century - 1820-1829
... Elia Sauve, convicted of larceny, beheaded at Piazza del Popolo, (September 16, 1820) ... the Ascoli papal legation, beheaded at Piazza del Popolo, convicted of murder and aggravated injuries (January 27, 1821) ... Scaccia from Torrici, diocese of Frosinone, aged 23, convicted of robberies, beheaded at Piazza del Popolo (April 7, 1821) ...

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