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Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome

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#26 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
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. Add Piazza del Campidoglio to your Rome travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rome trip planner .
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  • Piazza del Campidoglio is a historical square in the central part of city. A smooth flight of steps up to the top by the side of Sala Rosa on Campidoglio. The Square has been designed and built by Mic...  more »
  • Going to the square of the capidoglio is re-encountering the history of Rome, it is in a nerve place of the imperial roma, the square designed by Miguel Angel due to a commission of Pope Paul III to significantly improve the hill. Above the square is an equestrian statue of Aurelio frame, one of the 5 emperors who brought the empire to its splendor, the original is within the capital museums. The square is overturned towards the basilica of San Pedro, but if you go down some stairs above the bottom you can see the whole Roman forum and the arch of Titus that is splendid, a spectacular place to take a photo, rest, if it is summer refresh that is very lime Uroso. Above the square are the capitol museums, of the best in Rome.
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  • The place is historically SO interesting. The place is important for us also because we got married in the Sala Rosa on Campidoglio! The artists of the place and the scenery.  more »
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