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Colle Capitolino, Rome

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One of the seven hills of Rome, Colle Capitolino represents the heart of the historical city. Once the citadel of the first Roman settlements, today the hill has transformed into the grounds of the Capitoline Museum, home to important Roman artifacts. Atop the hill, admire views of the city down below. Due to the medieval and Renaissance palaces built around the piazza, few ruins of the ancient temples remain. Spend some time in the piazza, designed by Michelangelo, to get a feel for the historic significance of the site. Make Colle Capitolino a centerpiece of your Rome vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rome vacation planner.
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  • The museum is excellent, history for everyone to enjoy. The location of the museum is what makes it special, perched on a hill with great panoramic views. There are also some great restaurants and sho...  more »
  • From this height you will get very good overview and overview of the parts of it that were Romerikets the city centre. A visit here and you've got a first impression of what the city offers, no matter how long or short your stay in Rome is-so visit this height. You go up here so you may choose the stairs (from Piazza di Arcoeli) called Cordonata that actually is the work of Michelangelo. On the left side of the stairs is a statue ac Cola di Rienzo which was an Italian political leader in the middle ages (the main character in Wagner's opera Rienzi). At the top of the Hill is Capitol museums and it's a great equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the middle of the square. Here you will also find Lupa Romana, the sculpture of the female Wolf, Romulus and Remlus. Move over place/on the back you get a fantstisk sue out towards the Roman Forum. At this height is also the very beautiful church of Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoel-who is very beautiful and has an exciting history.
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  • The view is awesome from the capital national monument. A monument to the magnificence of the Roman Empire
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