Piazza del Campidoglio

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Piazza del Campidoglio information

Location
Rome , Italy
Getting there
Bus: Piazza Venezia
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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.