Piazza Thorvaldsen, Rome, Italy
Piazza Thorvaldsen Rome Reviews
Piazza Thorvaldsen Dec 29, 2011
8 March 1797 Bertel Thorvaldsen enters Rome
Fact about Thorvaldsen: “Thorvaldsen was born in 1770 or maybe in 1768 - his birth certificate is missing so nobody really knows for sure. To make up for his lack of a known birthday he decided to celebrate his roman birthday as the anniversary of his entrance to Rome on March 8.”
Ok I admit I only write this review because I know nobody else are likely ever to make a review of Piazza Thorvaldsen - so I feel obliged to make one of the square named after one of my most famous countrymen.
There are not a lot of streets or squares in Rome which are named after famous Danes. But when I walked around the city I saw a few busses with a sign saying they were going to Piazza Thorvaldsen. Bertel Thorvaldsen is by far the most famous of all Danish sculptures - and he got a close connection to Rome where he lived for several years studying and working.
Probably due to his close connection to Rome the city has decided to name a square after him. It’s not a very remarkable square - actually it is just a big square where the busses stop - and there is nothing around the square itself - but it is located right next to a couple of squares named after South American liberation heroes and Winston Churchill. And the whole sequence of squares is actually fairly nice.
The squares are located close to the green area on top of Piazza del Popollo so if you are in the neighborhood you can walk out here to see the area.
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