The square is where you exit from Saint Peter's basilica. It I an immense outdoor area lined with columns and is where the Pope typically addresses the masses.
About St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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Whether you are Catholic or not, this is probably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. I would recommend taking a guided tour of St. Peter's Square, for the simple reason of getting the history and an explanation of the architecture. Also...More
It is literally just that. An open space where people gather. There are much prettier piazzas to see in Rome.
Huge square with 140 columns and great architecture. If you're going inside the St. Peter's Basilica, just prebook your tickets online. The queue to buy tickets onsite was a nightmarishly-long line. The line is on the right side. You can see where the Pope lives...More
Very impressive, good to see it for myself, to appreciate the sheer size! We were queuing to enter St. Peter's Basilica. Even though it was extremely hot, it was a beautiful place to queue! Great photo opportunity.