Via dei Piccolomini, 000165 Rome

It is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Contrary to common belief, the best spot for seeing St. Peter’s Basilica is not from the square in front of it, but from the small, anonymous Via dei Piccolomini 5 kilometres away. This unassuming street offers an impressive view of the Basilica’s dome, matched with a strange optical illusion: the farther you are, the bigger and better the view. Odd? It is said that the best way to understand the phenomena is to go down via dei Piccolomini on a scooter. Helmets on!
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