Piazza del Campidoglio - Rome


The Piazza del Campidoglio gives you the opportunity to marvel at the work of Michelangelo, who redesigned the square to face Saint Peter’s Basilica back in 1536. The large, winding staircase which gradually ascends the Capitoline hill to reach the square was designed by Michelangelo to be wide enough for two horse riders. At the base of the railings you will find two black Egyptian lion statues and at the top, two marble renditions of the mythological twins, Castor and Pollux. The Piazza del Campidoglio is surrounded on three sides by three palazzi - the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the Palazzo Senatorio and the Palazzo Nuovo - which are now home to the Capitoline Museums. In the middle of the square stands a replica of the bronze Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius.

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Address : Piazza del Campidoglio 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, 40, 46, 63, 70, 81, 87, 95, 160, 170, 271, 628, 630, 716. Tram 8 : Argentina, Arenula

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