The most dramatic approach to Piazza del Campidoglio is via this graceful staircase up from Piazza d'Ara Coeli.
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Atop the steep 14th-century Aracoeli staircase, this 6th-century Romanesque church marks the highest point of the Campidoglio. Its rich...
Roma dal Cielo
This panoramic lift will whisk you to the top of Il Vittoriano for sweeping 360-degree views of the city.
Restaurant-bar that feels like a private members’ club.
Piazza Santa Maria in Aracoeli · interesting places nearby
Roman Insula information
At the bottom of the Campidoglio, next to the Aracoeli staircase, you can see the ruins of a Roman apartment block (insula ). Only the upper storeys are visible – the unexcavated ground-floor shops are well below road level – but they provide a fascinating, if fleeting, glimpse into the cramped, squalid conditions that many ancients lived in.