Piazza del Campidoglio
Statue of Marcus Aurelius
In the centre of Piazza del Campidoglio, this equestrian bronze is a copy of a 2nd-century statue in the Capitoline Museums.
Dating to 1471, the Capitoline Museums are the world's oldest national museums. Their collection of classical sculpture is one of...
Flanking Piazza del Campidoglio, this houses part of the Capitoline Museums' collection of classical statuary.
The charming rooftop cafe of the Capitoline Museums is a good place to rest your aching legs and relax over a drink or light snack...
Piazza del Campidoglio information
Designed by Michelangelo in 1538, this is one of Rome's most beautiful piazzas. You can reach it from the Roman Forum, but the most dramatic approach is via the Cordonata , the graceful staircase that leads up from Piazza d'Ara Coeli.
The piazza is flanked by Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori , together home to the Capitoline Museums, and Palazzo Senatorio , seat of Rome's city council. In the centre is a copy of an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.
The original statue, which dates from the 2nd century AD, is in the Capitoline Museums.