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Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome

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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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  • The Capitol Square, called Piazza del Campidoglio, is located on the Capitoline Hill in Rome by which is accessed through the Cordonata capitolina, a monumental staircase made of party by Michelangelo and finished by Giacomo Della Porta. on the square there is the Capitoline museums: Palazzo Nuovo and Palace of the conservatives. We can also admire the statues of Castor and Pollux, on railings, as well as the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, which comes from ancient Rome.
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  • The Roman town hall is located here. The place is taken by the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. The redevelopment of the square designed by Michelangelo. From here you have a wonderful view over the Roman Forum
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  • Required to attend! To Capitol Hill leads a graceful staircase with statues. The Hill offers spectacular views on top of the Roman Forum.
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