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 public museums. Their collection of classical sculpture is one of Italy's...
Flanking Piazza del Campidoglio, this houses part of the Capitoline Museums' collection of classical statuary.
The Capitoline Museums' charming terrace cafe is a good place to relax over a drink or light snack (panini, salads and pizza) and enjoy...
Piazza del Campidoglio information
This hilltop piazza, designed by Michelangelo in 1538, is one of Rome's most beautiful squares. You can reach it from the Roman Forum, but the most dramatic approach is via the graceful Cordonata staircase 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 city council. In the centre is a copy of an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.
The original, which dates to the 2nd century AD, is in the Capitoline Museums.