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Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome

4.7
#26 of 525 in Historic Sites in Rome
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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  • When I was on bus 63, I stopped at Piazza Venezia, so I got off suddenly. Climb the long stairs diagonally across from this square. Because the top of the stairs is quite high, the sunset looks beautiful. Try it if you take bus 63 in the evening.
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  • If you want to visit the Capitol Museum, you cross this square in the middle. It is accessed by stairs. I also advise you to go to the bottom of this square, because you will have a great view of the Forum of Caesar, to take excellent pictures in height.
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