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Piazza del Campidoglio, is a marvel of Renaissance design by Michelangelo. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, celebrated for its harmonious symmetry and the significant historical buildings that surround it. The square offers a view into Rome's rich past through its stunning architecture and the iconic statues that adorn the space. Here are some reasons to visit:
1: Journey through Renaissance Rome: Start your exploration at this iconic piazza, which is designed to impress from the moment you step onto its geometrically designed cobblestones. The surrounding palaces and the central equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius provide a grand sense of history.
2: Architectural Grandeur: The piazza is framed by three significant buildings—the Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori, and Palazzo Nuovo. These buildings are fine examples of Renaissance and medieval architecture, housing important city functions and a prestigious museum.
3: Capitoline Museums: Visit the museums located right on the square to delve into a vast collection of art and artifacts that tell the story of Rome's ancient history, Renaissance art, and much more.
4: Statues and Sculptures: Admire the artistry of the statues in the square, including the replica of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius at its center, which adds to the historical ambiance of the piazza.
5: Vibrant Atmosphere: The Piazza del Campidoglio is not just about history and architecture; it's a lively spot where locals and tourists mingle, and the essence of Rome is palpable.
Visiting early in the morning or during late afternoon can help you avoid the crowds and fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the square. While there's no entrance fee to the piazza itself, the museums on the square have admission fees that are worth every cent.
Photo by Cristina Gottardi