"Campidoglio" Capitoline Hill - Campidoglio Tip by martin_nl

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

  Capitoline Hill or Campidoglio
by martin_nl

The Campidoglio or Capitol Hill used to be the centre of government in Ancient Roman times. Nowadays it's the seat of the city's municipal authorities. The square was designed by Michelangelo in 1536, but when he died in 1546 only the two stairs to the Palazzo Senatorio were finished. It wasn't untill the 17th century before the piazza was finally finished.
During the day the piazza is very crowded because the Capitoline Museums are on the square too. If you don't want to visit the museum or just want to make some beautiful pictures of the square without all the tourists come here some time before sunset (in spring and summer), most if the square will be empty and the sun shines right on the square which gives you very good photo opportunities.

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio
Directions: Take the metro to Colosseo or even easier any bus that will take you to Piazza Venezia. From there walk up the stairs on the right side of Il Vittoriano or behind the left side of the building.

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  • Updated May 21, 2003
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