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Considering it’s so close to Termini train station you can get to it easily. I wouldn’t base an entire trip around it but at the very least if you’re centrally based you’ll probably end up walking past it.
The statue is with its open center depicting the pope opening his robe to welcome and protect. But looks out of proportion - the head is big the face small... the robe look unnatural and the whole statue look more like a huge penguin from...More
I came across this statue of Pope John Paul II unexpectedly while on a bus stuck in traffic. It immediately caught my eye as it is at least 16ft tall with a billowing cape. I was struck by the simplicity and symbolism of this work...More
Just outside Rome’s central train station is a statue of Pope John Paul II by artist Oliviero Rainaldi titled “Conversations.” The 16-foot bronze sculpture shows the Pope John Paul II in his ecclesiastical robe with his arms outstretched in welcome. This is the statue that...More
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.