"Piazza del Campidoglio" Capitoline Hill - Campidoglio Tip by Julius_Caesar

Capitoline Hill - Campidoglio, Rome: 86 reviews and 145 photos

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Michelangelo designed the paving of the square and a third building (in addition to the Palazzo Senatorio and Palazzo dei Conservatori), Palazzo Nuovo, symmetrical to Palazzo dei Conservatori. On top of the ramp (the Cordonata) are the statues of Castor and Pollux, the protectors of Rome, and in the middle of the square is a bronze equestrian statue of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, dating from the 2nd century AD.

Directions: by subway, get off at Colosseum and walk along via dei Fori Imperiali, until you get to piazza Venezia; the ramp leading to the Piazza del Campidoglio is on the right of the Vittoriano.

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  • Written Jan 30, 2005
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