In these pictures it is possible to realise the evolution throughout the years of San Peter's area as well as the previous neighborhood (Borgo, XIV Rione of Rome). The urban development of the Rione, changed forever in 1936, year in which Mussolini and Pio XI started the plan of demolition of "Spina di Borgo " that was the area where today is placed Via della Conciliazione.
The result was that almost all the buildings placed in the south of the Passetto (section of the Vatican walls that connects the Vatican with Castell Sant' Angelo) were demolished and a new artery, the "Via della Conciliazione", was constructed in its place. The street was named like that thanks to the new climate of collaboration between the state and the Church further to the signature of the " Lateranense agreements " (The Conciliation) in the year 1929. In the successive years, until 1950, the same works of demolition followed in other parts of the Rione, also the Plaza Rusticucci, which was subtistuted for the current Plaza Pio XII, headquarters of the shop.
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