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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 squares is more important since are also museums mainly, where you can visit for 15 euros and to observe in the first floor sculpture of the mythical Wolf of Romulus and Remus.
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  • Take the time for a detailed study of this place. Browse through all available places at the Capitol, the smallest of the seven hills of Rome, preserved evidence of ancient antiquities, museums collected the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, in the square stand the magnificent sculptures. Here the famous Wolf weaned brothers founders of Rome, here the famous geese saved the Imperial capital from barbarians here Emperor Augustus saw the Mother with the baby in her arms. Is Mikelangelo and the Mamertine prison where preserved this Dungeon the Dungeon for important state criminals. Among the inmates were the Apostles Peter and Paul.
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  • This square is really amazing and worth to visit the only pity thing that happened to me is that I went there by night and also it was raining.  more »