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piazza
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  • Robert Langdon dashed down the stairs outside the church and into the middle of the piazza.
  • Incredibly, though, not even a citadel of this magnitude could dwarf the piazza before it.
  • The rear of the piazza looked like a parking lot crowded with a dozen or so trailer trucks.
  • Those buildings across the piazza?
  • In front of the basilica, bordering the vast oval common, 284 columns swept outward in four concentric arcs of diminishing size . an architectural trompe de l’oiel used to heighten the piazza’s sense of grandeur.
  • The first two markers had been located on or near piazzas that contained obelisks!
  • Cars to Piazza della Rotunda, Via delgi Orfani, Piazza Sant’Ignacio, and Sant’Eustachio.
  • Cars to Piazza della Rotunda, Via delgi Orfani, Piazza Sant’Ignacio, and Sant’Eustachio.
  • We can’t see the entrance unless we move into plain view on the piazza.
  • As they rounded the corner into Piazza della Rotunda, the Pantheon rose before them.
  • Vittoria Vetra whipped out her cell phone as she dashed into Piazza della Rotunda.
  • They skidded to a stop on the south side of the Piazza del Popolo just before eight.
  • The piazza was quiet except for the laughter of a handful of locals seated outside the popular Rosati Cafe-a hot spot of the Italian literati.
  • The piazza seemed subtly filled with Illuminati significance.
  • Langdon pointed to the imposing Porta del Popolo-the high stone archway at the far end of the piazza.
  • The vaulted structure had been overlooking the piazza for centuries.
  • Vittoria took a deep breath and scanned the piazza.
  • The Church of Santa Maria del Popolo stood out like a misplaced battleship, askew at the base of a hill on the southeast corner of the piazza.
  • "Piazza del Popolo," Glick insisted.
  • Gunther Glick and Chinita Macri sat parked in the BBC van in the shadows at the far end of Piazza del Popolo.
  • Now, across the piazza, men moved in and out of the church.
  • Langdon looked out at the piazza again.
  • Olivetti pointed to Piazza del Popolo and traced a straight line exactly southwest.
  • Langdon looked out at the monolith in the piazza in front of them.
  • The only reason I know about it is because I’m usually on piazza duty.
  • As the caravan of Alpha Romeos tore out of Piazza del Popolo, everyone was in too much of a hurry to notice the BBC van pulling out behind them.
  • He tailed the Alpha Romeos through a hard left swerve around Piazza Risorgimento.
  • They split up and spread out along the piazza perimeter, quietly unloading men at select points.
  • The springtime sun was setting behind St. Peter’s Basilica, and a massive shadow spread, engulfing the piazza.
  • Langdon nodded, arching left across the piazza.
  • In the center of the piazza rose Caligula’s 350-ton Egyptian obelisk.
  • The same army, he knew, had now fanned out and surrounded this piazza.
  • He looked out at the other media vans in the distance and watched Macri tailing the mysterious couple across the piazza.
  • Tourists wandered, nuns chatted along the perimeter of the piazza, a girl fed pigeons at the base of the obelisk.
  • "The church is on Piazza Barberini," Olivetti said, killing the siren and checking his watch.
  • The piazza was the sight of a controversial subway stop.
  • In Bernini’s day, Langdon now realized, Piazza Barberini had contained an obelisk!
  • A block from the piazza, Olivetti turned into an alley, gunned the car halfway down, and skidded to a stop.
  • I want you across the piazza, out of sight, watching the front entrance.
  • The piazza had exploded into a frenzy of aggression.
  • Langdon and Vittoria observed Piazza Barberini from the shadows of a small alleyway on the western corner.
  • As he scanned the piazza and waited, Langdon realized that despite the encroachment of modern buildings, the piazza still looked remarkably elliptical.
  • As he scanned the piazza and waited, Langdon realized that despite the encroachment of modern buildings, the piazza still looked remarkably elliptical.
  • The piazza is that way.
  • Through the scattered tourists, the white marble ellipse of Bernini’s West Ponente stood out against the gray granite cubes that made up the rest of the piazza.
  • Langdon felt himself sweating now in his Harris tweed in the backseat of the Alpha Romeo, which was idling in Piazza de la Concorde, three blocks from the Pantheon.
  • Piazza Barberini.
  • Art historians knew the fountains marked the exact geometric focal points of Bernini’s elliptical piazza, but it was an architectural oddity Langdon had never really considered until today.
  • Twenty years ago, construction of the subway terminal had created a stir among art historians who feared digging beneath Piazza Barberini might topple the multiton obelisk that stood in the center.
  • The path intersected the Margherita Bridge, Via Cola di Riezo, and passed through Piazza del Risorgimento, hitting no churches at all until it dead-ended abruptly at the center of St. Peter’s Square.
  • As they crossed the open expanse of St. Peter’s Square, Langdon sensed Bernini’s sprawling piazza having the exact effect the artist had been commissioned to create-that of "humbling all those who entered."
  • Next to Piazza Barberini.
  • He knew the piazza contained a major church, but he had already traced his finger through that piazza and considered the church there.
  • He knew the piazza contained a major church, but he had already traced his finger through that piazza and considered the church there.
  • Dead center of Piazza Navona, outside the church of St. Agnes in Agony, Bernini had forged one of his most celebrated sculptures.
  • The media and fire department racing with sirens blaring to Piazza Navona would be no help at all.
  • He crossed Piazza Barberini.
  • Piazza Navona, he thought, knowing he could get there in plenty of time and stake it out.
  • Piazza Navona was only about a mile away, but Langdon had no intention of wasting precious energy on foot.
  • Langdon was huddled now on the fringes of Piazza Navona, pulling his jacket around him.
  • It was only 10:46 P.M. when a black van emerged from the alleyway on the far side of the piazza.
  • Like a shark patrolling a moonlit bay, the vehicle circled the perimeter of the piazza.
  • He gazed out at the piazza, his pulse climbing.
  • Langdon had imagined the killer escorting his last victim across the piazza on foot, like he had at St. Peter’s, giving Langdon an open shot.
  • In front of him in the distance, Piazza del Popolo.
  • "Piazza Navona," Langdon shouted.
  • Standing there atop the magnificent stairs that spilled down to the piazza below, Langdon felt like a reluctant player on the world’s biggest stage.
  • The piazza was deserted.
  • When he leaned in to examine where he had placed the final mark, Langdon was surprised to find that the fourth point lay dead center of Rome’s famed Piazza Navona.
  • Piazza Navona.
  • Piazza Navona.
  • As if connected by some sort of universal consciousness, every last media screen in the piazza cut away from their countdown clocks and their Vatican experts and began transmitting the same picture-a jiggling action footage swooping up the Vatican stairs.

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  • They filmed it at the Piazza Navona in Rome.

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