Piazza del Campidoglio Rome, Michelangelo Design, Italian Public Square, Photos, Buildings
Piazza del Campidoglio Roma : Capitol Square
Campidoglio Roma, Italia – design by Michelangelo
Piazza del Campidoglio
Capitol Square, Monte Capitolino, Rome, Italy
Photographs © Adrian Welch
The Capitoline Hill (Italian: Campidoglio), between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
The hill was earlier known as Mons Saturnius, dedicated to the god Saturn. The word Capitolium first meant the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus later built here, and afterwards it was used for the whole hill (and even other temples of Jupiter on other hills), thus Mons Capitolinus (the adjective noun of Capitolium).
Ancient sources refer the name to caput (“head”, “summit”) and the tale was that, when laying the foundations for the temple, the head of a man was found, some sources even saying it was the head of some Tolus or Olus. The Capitolium was regarded by the Romans as indestructible, and was adopted as a symbol of eternity.
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Roman Buildings : Traditional architecture
Monte Capitolino Roma – images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels
Location:Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome
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St John Lateran – Santa Giovanni in Laterano
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