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Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome

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#28 of 518 in Historic Sites in Rome
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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Piazza del Campidoglio is an example of the grandeur of Italian design--as well as Michelangelo's genius at solving problems with impossible spaces. The piazza's trapezoidal shape prevented the buildings from facing each other squarely. Also, one side of the trapezoid sloped, making the ground uneven. Michelangelo addressed the slope with a ramped staircase and low steps at various intervals that rise and fall according to the incline. The piazza appears to be oval, but it is actually egg-shaped to compensate for the troublesome trapezoid. Add Piazza del Campidoglio to your Rome travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rome trip planner.
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  • A piazza with a statue of a man on a horse named Marcus Aurelius and a museum close by giving you so much information regarding the old days makes it a good place to visit 
    A piazza with a statue of a man on a horse named Marcus Aurelius and a museum close by giving you so much information regarding the old days makes it a good place to visit  more »
  • Stunning Square designed by the master himself, in his time in Rome Michelangelo definitely left his mark. Worth passing through, although the stairs are steep, but there is a stunning view of Rome. 
    Stunning Square designed by the master himself, in his time in Rome Michelangelo definitely left his mark. Worth passing through, although the stairs are steep, but there is a stunning view of Rome.  more »

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