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Capitol Hill

  • Centro Storico (Altstadt), Italy
  • Piazza del Campidoglio, Roma, Italy
     
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  • +39 06 0606 0884 
    Of the seven hills of Rome Capitol Hill is the low and small in size, but its role in the city's history - is priceless.

    In the days of Romulus and Remus on this site is protected by rocks cliff with two vertices and a small valley. In ancient times, it was possible to climb to the Capitol only by the Forum.
    Once there stood the temple of Juno Coins, majestic temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, built in honor of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Today, to the Capitol are three stairs.
    In the XVI century Capitol Hill was rebuilt by Michelangelo.

    Great artist designed staircase of white marble. It links the area Araceli from Capitol Hill. In addition to meetings Michelangelo created projects Palazzo dei Conservatory and Palazzo Nuovo, the facade of the Palace of the Senators, as well as the general form Kapіtalіyskay area. In the heart of Capitol Hill stands a monumental sculpture - a bronze equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Her fate is quite interesting. Founded in 176 by an unknown sculptor, she miraculously survived in times the total destruction of pagan idols just because it mistook for an image of Constantine.

    Capitol Hill - the heart of the Eternal City.
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Sights nearby

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The observation deck of the Altar of the Fatherland Roma
The house in which she lived Letizia Bonaparte
Church of Santa Maria di Loreto Pigna
Palazzo Venezia
Altar of the Fatherland Roma
Monument to Victor Emmanuel II Roma
Column of Trajan Pigna
Capitoline Museums Roma
Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli Roma
Monument Cole di Rienzo Roma
Statue of a she-wolf suckled Romulus and Remus Roma
Trajan's Forum Pigna
Statue of Marcus Aurelius Roma
Monument to Julius Caesar Roma
Villa Doria Pamphili
Senatorial Palace Roma
Place du Capitole Roma
Lupa Capitolina Roma
Police Tower Pigna
Arch of Septimius Severus Roma
Church of St. Catherine in the square Magnanapoli Pigna
Temple of Saturn Roma
Temple of Apollo Soziana saint angelo
Theatre of Marcellus saint angelo

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