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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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  • The Renaissance square. Fascinating game of symmetries. Beautiful views but a lot of people.
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  • Beautiful square and impressive sculptures, in my case we visited her at night and the lighting makes it really beautiful. Mandatory stop on the visit to Rome, just behind the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and above the teatro Marcello.
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  • Make sure you climb those stairs up to the Capitolio, you going to enjoy a great plaza and view over the Roman Forum. You'll also see Romulo & Remu statue on a pillar up there.