THE MAGICAL ILLUSION
A few steps from the Old Aurelian Way, the view onto the dome of St. Peter’s from via Niccolò Piccolomini is an experience not to be missed. Walk along the road, keeping your eyes on the dome, and the nearer you get, the further away the dome seems to go. If you move back, the dome appears to get larger and nearer. It is a magical illusion, a fascinating perspective fooling the eye. Try yourself: seeing is believing!