"Campidoglio" Capitoline Hill - Campidoglio Tip by Polly74

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

  Campidoglio Hill
by Polly74

This is the one of most famous hill of Rome.
Recent archaeological finds have determined that the history of this square is in fact earlier than believed, confirming that its slopes were already inhabited as far back as the Iron Age (1300 BC), therefore much earlier than the symbolic year of 753 in which the mythical Romulus is believed to have founded the city.
Campidoglio square (CApitol) spreads out at the top of the grand steps and is the result of a renaissance project ordered by Pope Paul III in the 16 century.
Michelangelo carried out this work of art with the aim of creating a monumental complex that was worthy of Rome and the Augustus hill.
One of the very nice buildings around Campidoglio Square is Rome's Town Hall.

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  • Updated May 20, 2004
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