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Piazza San Domenico is a historic square in Palermo, Sicily. It is located in the neighbourhood of La Loggia, adjacent to the Via Roma, one of the city's principal shopping streets.

The space was formerly known as Piano Imperiale. This was enlarged and transformed into the square during the renovation of the church of the same name, which took took place in 1640.

Apart from the church, seen here in the background, the square is also noted for its monumental column, La Colonna dell'Immacolata (Column of the Immaculate or Column of the Virgin Mary). The column was built in 1728 to fill the square, which was considered to be very bare. It was done in conjunction with the work for the restoration of the facade of the Church of San Domenico.

Information was taken from the Italian Wikipedia site and freely translated.

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