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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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  • Forty meters above the Roman Forum is Capitoline Hill, one of Rome’s seven majestic hills. The beautiful Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, is on the hill. We visited an interesting mus...  more »
  • The square is very beautiful, majestic and monumental. It is worth to be visited. I didn't have time to visit the museums.
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  • is truly spectacular. is yet another work of art in the open air that Rome offers. Michelangelo, again, outdid himself. is wonderful.
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