St. Peter's Square (Italian: Piazza San Pietro [ˈpjattsa sam ˈpjɛːtro], Latin: Forum Sancti Petri) is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus and the first Catholic Pope.
At the centre of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Tuscan colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613 (Wikipedia).
Settling into my new office. Hot desking is the future. If I get bored with the view.....I just move. If I want a comfier seat....I just move. Beer on tap and a few office dogs roaming round. Literally in heaven! (may not get much work done as too busy chasing puppies ) #wework#manchester#stpeterssquare#worklife
Rome by night is possibly the most magical time to experience it. We had a blast at the #NottedeiMusei on Saturday, exploring some of our favorite museums in Rome until late at night. What’s your favorite thing to do at night in your city? @noeliasender
ROMA Piazza S Pietro. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, Italy ,directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo.