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Piazza della Minerva

Piazza della Minerva, Rome, Italy
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This small piazza della Minerva is very close to the Pantheon. Here is the elephant statue by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jivko V
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Easily missed

Located at the back of the pantheon,(where all the crowds are) is a little jewel of a square, that... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
JnVSydney
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Sydney
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Piazza della Minerva, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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"egyptian obelisk"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small piazza della Minerva is very close to the Pantheon. Here is the elephant statue by Bernini and the Minerva obelisk on his back and the church Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Do visit it on the way to Pantheon.

Thank Jivko V
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Located at the back of the pantheon,(where all the crowds are) is a little jewel of a square, that is home the the cutest Bernini statue of an elephant (that has an interesting story) wth an obelisk on its back, (one of the eight Egyptian...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Located just behind the Pantheon is this small public square called Piazza della Minerva. When you visit the Pantheon this is the normal area where the tourist vehicle will drop you off. After being stunned by the gigantic columns and architecture of the Pantheon as...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

When your tour guide says if you don't mind a few more steps around this corner...she shows you a Bernini of course! I won't tell you but there is a story about the elephant. Look that up and then visit the piazza. Besides it's yet...More

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

The piazza in front of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is delightful for Bernini's elephant obelisk, and it is also an attractive piazza. As of October 2017, the entire facade of the church is under scaffolding, otherwise this is normally one of the nicest squares in...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Piazza della Minerva is a lovely public square, but the thing that gives it character is the obelisk with the elephant at its base. This work was carried out by the famous Bernini.

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This little square has a cute statue of an elephant with obelisk on his back. The statue is created by Bernini. Also visit the curch.

Thank Kris P
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

The small square is very close to Pantheon. In the middle of the square there is an obelisk with Bernini's lovely elephant statue.

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Next to the Pantheon, this is a charming little square. The thing to see here is the cute little marble elephant bearing an Egyptian obelisk, which was designed by Bernini.

Thank Christine I
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

PIAZZA DELLA MINERVA is an absolutely fantastic ancient square that was a joy to visit. We were on our way to the Pantheon and crossed this square and it truelly is fantastic,the famous Egyptian obelisk with the elephant is here as is the stunning church...More

Thank Neil K
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
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most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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