St. Peter’s Square is named after St. Peter, who is believed to be the apostle of Jesus by Catholics as the first pope. In the center of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, built in 1586, at the current site. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square about 100 years later, which includes a huge Doric colonnade four columns deep in the "main church". The granite fountain built by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
The most famous square in Rome, the whole square is surrounded by baroque colonnades. I visited this place in early January. The weather was very good and there were no activities on that day. There were not many believers. You can see the square. There are postcards and post offices around the square, all of which are churches. The classic works shown in, are worth writing postcards to yourself or friends
Get here early if you want a relxing experience and time to take pictures. We arrived around 8:30am and there was hardly anyone around.
Oval square, there are many people in line, which destroys the integrity of the square
St. Peter’s Square, just outside of St. Peter’s Basilica, the magnificent double-porch pillars embrace tourists from all over the world. Everyone here visits with admiration. The atmosphere during the New Year is even more lively and quiet. It’s nice to sit on the side basking in the sun and watching the pigeons