Piazza del Popolo

Wet, Piazza del Popolo, Rome. There’s an obelisk here- brought from Egypt, and in the famous view paintings of these almost-twin churches, they are usually seen with the obelisk in front. But the obelisk was under construction and had a giant screen in front of it (with a Samsung phone ad on the screen), so that wasn’t an option- or so it seemed at the time. Kind of regret not including it now.

The Piazza del Popolo is also where you can go see this stunning Caravaggio, which is one of my favorites:


You can pay 1 Euro to light up both paintings- This one, The Conversion of St Paul on the Road to Damascus- truly a masterpiece- and the Martyrdom of St Peter next to it. I paid the Euro.

Light up Caravaggio