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Saint Peter’s Square (Italiano:  Piazza San Pietro) is one of the most visited squares in all of Europe.  Pope Alexander VII wanted to redesign the square and directed Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the late 17th century (1656 to 167) to implement his plan.1  The new design was created so that as many people as possible could see the Pope give his blessing.2  The square has two massive four column deep arches that… Read More

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