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Piazza del Campidoglio

4.4/5137 Reviews
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Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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About Piazza del Campidoglio

 Located between the Palazzo Senatorio and the Capitoline Museums, the Piazza del Campidoglio is a square planned by Michelangelo and Pope Paul III in as early as 1536, built in an effort to impress Charles V during his visit to Rome. The square is significant, facing away from the Roman Forum and turning instead to the city's Papal center, a sign of the new Rome. Most of the actual construction occurred after Michelangelo's lifetime, and the Piazza was finally complete in the 17th century.

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  • 105****997
    5.0

    Capitorio Square is accessible on foot from ancient Roman ruins. The highlight is naturally the Capitorio Museum. There is a statue of the bronze wolf feeding the wolf from the name of the Roman city. I've seen a BBC documentary called meet the Romans before. It tells us about the common life of ancient Rome. Some scenes were filmed on the ground floor of the museum, explaining the interpretation of ancient Roman tombstones. It's very interesting.

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  • 山水人生
    5.0

    Rome City Hall Square is located in the Capitolino Mountains, mountaineering on steep slopes, symmetrical trapezoidal, the front is completely open. The main building of the square is the Senate (now part of the Roman City Hall), whose facade has been adjusted by Michelangelo to build a bell tower. On one side of the square is the archive built in 1568, now the sculpture museum, on the other side is the museum built in 1655, now the painting museum. In the middle of the square was a bronze horse-riding statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelis (one of the five great Roman emperors, once reserved as a statue of the Christian Constantine Emperor and later moved here by Michelangelo). Three pairs of ancient stone statues are placed on the front railings of the square, creating a rich artistic scene. The square is a complex of architecture and sculpture, and is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. Behind the square is the ruins of the ancient Roman square. We came here mainly to see the sculpture of wolf and child. We saw a very peculiar bronze statue - "a wolf opens her mouth and teeth, with vigilant eyes looking ahead. There are two male babies under her abdomen, sucking on the nipples of the wolf. Like Emperor Yan and Huang of China, legends are often associated with myths. It is said that the twin brothers "wolf children" established the Roman city. The location of this new town is exactly where the wolves found the survivors when the flood of the Tiber River receded. It is also the second stop we visited the day before yesterday, the Palatino Heights. Perhaps the Romans who grew up eating wolf milk must have a natural "wolf spirit" so they can dominate the world for more than 1000 years. A panoramic view of the ancient Roman Square can also be seen from the side of the City Hall Square.

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  • WJ小居居
    5.0

    The Museum of Capitorio consists of three main buildings around Capitorio Square, the Old Palace, the Conservative Palace, the New Palace, and the Palace of Carvaleri-Clementino adjacent to the Conservative Palace, as well as the underground corridor connecting them. Designed by Michelangelo in 1536, the museum took more than 400 years to complete. Its earliest history can be traced back to the donation of a number of ancient bronze sculptures in 1471. Later, the collection expanded to a large number of ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, and other arts and crafts, medieval and Renaissance art, gems, coins and so on, which made people's eyes open. [

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  • juki235
    5.0

    Capitorio Square, also known as the Roman Municipal Square, is also one of the seven hills in Rome, which is the historic center of Rome. The horse rides like Mark Orillo, one of the five great Roman emperors. The two statues that lead the horse are twins, Castor and Pollux. It is also a place where local people like to take wedding dresses or hold weddings.

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  • coldwar
    5.0

    Kabitorio Square is surrounded by two sides of the Kabitona Museum, one side is the forum, the other side is the statues of Michael Angelo. All these places are worth visiting. In the center of the square is a replica statue of Marcus Orelius. The sculpture is super large and the structure of the ground is higher. It can be accessed through the side steps.

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  • justinwang1987
    5.0

    It was only after a round trip that we found that the scenic spots were actually very close. Kabitorio Square, Tulazhen Square and Venice Square were all covered in one net. This was also the design of Michelangelo. So the Renaissance sculptures were really very masculine.

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  • 东海
    5.0

    When I went there, I didn't know that it was Kabitorio Square, and I didn't know the famous Michelangelo design of this Square. There aren't many tourists, maybe because Rome is full of tourists. It seems that it's really wasteful not to do your homework well in advance.

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  • cparissh
    5.0

    Michelangelo's square, surrounded by three large palaces, is worth visiting. You can see many prototypes of sculptures, which are of great historical value. There is also a place to rest around the square.

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  • Parry
    5.0

    The main centre of the Capitolino Mountains was the Piazza del Campidoglio, originally designed and completed by Michelangelo in the 17th century. The best way to get to the square is to take the steps Cordonata designed by Michelangelo. The steps are graceful and circle up from Aracoeli Square. At the bottom he was guarded by two ancient Egyptian granite lions, and at the top were statues of Caster and Pollutus.

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  • Diane Austin
    5.0

    Love this Square on top of Capitoline Hill, designed by Michelangelo in the 1500s. Trapezoidal theme with an oval geometric design laid into the ground to give it an optical allusion of being larger than it really is. Very active during the day with city government housed in the center building and the popular, Capitoline Museums on either side. Lots of places to sit and soak in the history and ambiance of Rome and to admire the beautiful statutes dating back to the 1st century.

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