Piazza Colonna
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Neighbourhood: Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
How to get there
  • Spagna • 9 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 10 min walk
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We found this lovely square just outside the area at the Trevi Fountain! Historic City of Rome has many beautiful squares/ fountains & architecture to see!
Written 1 December 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Now that a Government office inhabits the main building this wonderful marble column of Marcus Aurelius that has been there since 193AD is no longer open to the public? The column is topped by a bronze statue of St Paul added in 1589, so the place reeks of history! But security over rules all. The fountain commissioned in 1577 by Pope Gregory appears to be no longer in use? I hope the Police appreciate the place?
Written 31 July 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The main attraction in Piazza Colonna is the 2000 year old and 40 metre tall column of Marcus Aurelius. Erected to celebrate his military victories in the north, it is covered in incredibly detailed relief carvings that wrap all the way around the the column.
There is also a small but historic fountain, one of Rome’s oldest and several grand palazzi which enclose the piazza. Over the years these palazzi have housed noble families, high ranking ambassadors, high priests, men of arms, Mussolini, Napoleon’s uncle, the Italian Prime Minister and state ministries.
The piazza itself however is not pleasant to walk through. Police cars park here and Palazzo Chigi, official residence of the PM, is heavily guarded, Fencing and barricades were blocking off parts of the piazza when we were there recently so we skirted around the edge of the piazza. You can cut across it but it’s not like other beautiful piazzas where you can linger or have a coffee.
Written 1 February 2023
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Simone S
Seville, Spain785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I undoubtedly recommend visiting Piazza Colonna to see the Marcus Aurelius Column. He won a 3 year long war against the barbarians between 172 and 175, and his son Commodo dedicated this column to him. It's almost 30 meters tall, 3.7 meters of diameter, and it's fully decorated with reliefs documenting the war (campagna germanica and campagna sarmatica).
The statue on top has nothing to do with Marcus Aurelius, as it's St. Paul (end of the XVI century).
Written 25 July 2022
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a small square that is also elegant as usual in Italy, saw it by coincidence beside a shopping mall. It comprises Column of Marcus Aurelius and some sculptures and a fountain.
Written 27 January 2021
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This is the wonderful Piazza Colonna in Rome. It's a lovely square nearest Palazzo Chigi, the Italian Governor Palace.
Written 18 August 2020
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dapper777
Monaco32,703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It is the largest square along via del Corso.
It takes its name from the massive marble column of Marcus Aurelius erected in its centre in the years 180-193 AD. to celebrate the emperor's victories over German Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmathian Iazyges, illustrated in the reliefs on the model of Trajan's column.
The square is rectangular and is surrounded by imposing buildings among which we can highlight the Palace Chigi (seat of the Italian government), the Church of St. Bartholomew ans Alexander of the Bergamaschi family, the Palace Wedekind and the Palace Ferraioli.
Palazzo Chigi, today seat of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Palazzo Wedekind, former headquarters of the Pontifical Post Office and today of the newspaper "Il Tempo", and, on the other side of via del Corso, Galleria Colonna, recently named after the famous Roman actor Alberto Sord.
In I588- 1589 the statue of St. Peter was placed at the top of the column.
On one of the sides of the square there is a fountain built in 1577 by Giacomo della Porta, where two sets of dolphins have their tails intertwined.
The Palazzo Montecitorio, located in Piazza Montecitorio, a few meters away from Piazza Colonna, houses the Italian Parliament.
Written 11 July 2020
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
In the heart of the city, this square is the center of business, palazzo Chigi and Ferraioli as well as the palace Wedekind; in the center a nice fountain of Giaccomo della Porta and overall the magnifiicient column of Marcus Aurelius, sculpted with scenes of the doing actions of the emperor.
Written 22 May 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
As a fan of Marcus Aurelius, I had to visit this column and plaza. While it is very nice, it does not stand out from other plazas with fountains and/or statuary or columns. For me, the best thing was the Marcus Aurelius connection. If you are nearby or love Marcus Aurelius, then by all means, stop for a visit.
Written 26 March 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,876 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Another piazza with the obligatory column and fountain. The piazza is not as large or impressive as many of the others, but the fine column makes up for what the piazza lacks in size.
Written 5 March 2020
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