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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. 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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  • From this plaza there is a great view as it is one of the main seven hills of Rome. Just on the side of the plaza, oposite to the museum, find a small copy of the Luperca Statue (Goddess Lupa / wolf a...  more »
  • On top of the hill above Piazza Venezia; lovely views and statues. Everywhere you look there is something amazing to see. Inspire the kids with details on sculptures, and find the she wolf feeding her...  more »
  • Rolled through this Piazza after a Segway stop nearby to look over the Roman Forum. Aside from protesters on the day, this was a nice place to find  more »