Monday, June 17, 2013

Piazza, Piazza!

Italy is filled with piazzas, or plazas. Used as meeting areas, performance arenas or markets, they are the central part of life. Rome has 24 piazzas, including: 

  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza di Spagna 
  • Piazza di San Macuto
  • Piazza della Repubblica 
  • Campo de Fiori
  • Piazza della Minerva
  • Piazza della Rotonda
  • Piazza Venezia 
  • St. Peter's Square
Piazza di San Macuto
Every piazza has its own personality. 

Piazza Venezia is filled with tourists, near the Roman Ruins, Wedding Cake building and the Coliseum. Campo dei Fiori is the hub for students and young people from around the world. 

Piazza Navona is a stage with performers dancing while visitors dine at out door restaurants and artists sell their work during markets. 

For laid back enjoyment, visit Piazza di Spagna at night. It can be a tourist trap during the day but is the essence of Italian lifestyle in the evening. 

Always pay attention to happenings in the piazze for a full Italian experience! 

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