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Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
Piazza del Campidoglio is an example of the grandeur of Italian design--as well as Michelangelo's genius at solving problems with impossible spaces. The piazza's trapezoidal shape prevented the buildings from facing each other squarely. Also, one side of the trapezoid sloped, making the ground uneven. Michelangelo addressed the slope with a ramped staircase and low steps at various intervals that rise and fall according to the incline. The piazza appears to be oval, but it is actually egg-shaped to compensate for the troublesome trapezoid. Plan your visit to Piazza del Campidoglio and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome vacation builder.
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  • Piazza del Campidoglio is located between the Roman Forum and Piazza Venetia on top of a hill. It's a must see attraction and the road leading up to it gives way to good views of Roman Forums. We (my ...  more »
  • From here you have a view of the Roman Forum and is a space surrounded by art. The monument of Victor manuel, piazza Spain and this piazza, converge in the same space, so it enjoys much tourism in a short ride. Jejej!
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  • Have the opportunity to see the piazza del campidoglio with that light I think it's a good thing from a few ... like having a chance to visit with a few people ... truly a gem that in a Roman tour can not miss it would be a sacrilege
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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