Piazza del Campidoglio
Piazza del Campidoglio is located on top of the Capitol Hill in Rome,
where Roman Divinities were once praised and nowadays it is headquarter of
the Italian Government.
The current structure is dated to 1560, as a result of
the project by Michelangelo Buonarroti inspired by pre-existent buildings.
The access to the Piazza is through a majestic flight of steps, and the
square contains 3 main buildings:
Palazzo Senatorio (which structure was
completed by Giacomo dalla Porta and Girolamo Rinaldi between 1582 and
1605) and seat of the city municipality; Palazzo dei Conservatori (on the
right side of the square), build by Guidetto Guidetti and Giacomo Dalla
Porta in 1568, following original drawings by Michelangelo, host nowadays
the Pinacoteca Capitolina (Capitoline Art Museum); Palazzo Nuovo (on the
left side of the square), build by the Rinaldi brothers in 1655 again
following original drawings by Michelangelo, where the Capitoline museum is
located (museum with Hellenic and Roman masterpieces).
On piazza del Campidoglio you can also find the famous statue of She-wolf with the twins (Romulus and Remus).
How to get to piazza del Campidoglio: bus n. 64, 40 (from Termini Station);
B stop: Colosseo and then 10 minutes walking distance circa.
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