"Campidoglio" Capitoline Hill - Campidoglio Tip by IIGUANA

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


The Campidoglio was Rome's most important hill. The centre of religious life and the site where the most important things happened. The Campidoglio is now 2 hills, one on where the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli is (formerly the Ara Capitolina), and the other where the temple of Jupiter Optimo Maximo was. The piazza del Campidoglio is now Rome's centre of public administration, and it was beautifuly designed by Michaelangelo for Pope Paul III.
This piazza is surrounded by 3 buildings (New Palace, Palace of the Conservatory and Senatorial Palace), and it has ha beautiful statue of Marcus Aurelius in the middle, along many other statues. This statue is said to be the model for every equestrian statue in Rome.

Address: Piazza Venezia
Directions: Facing the Vittoriano from Piazza Venezia, to the right.

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2005
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