PIAZZA DEL POPOLO, Rome (Bromoil)
Most visitors to Rome approached the city via the Via Flaminia and the Porta del Popolo. This leads directly into one of the largest squares in the city and onto some of its principal streets, including the one where Goethe was based for much of his time in Italy. Laid out in the late 18th century the square already contained the two 17th century churches and the Egyptian obelisk seen here.
“It was not till I had passed through the Porto del Popolo that I was certain it was true, …… that I really was in Rome”