Piazza del Campidoglio – Monte Capitolino, Rome

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Piazza del Campidoglio

Capitol Square, Monte Capitolino, Rome, Italy

Design: Michelangelo

Photographs © Adrian Welch

External images, starting with steps from west – Palazzo Senatorio:
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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).

Palazzo Nuovo:
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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.

Palazzo dei Conservatori, off Piazza del Campidoglio, Constantine sculptures:
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Palazzo dei Conservatori, various internal courtyard views:
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Modern exhibition spaces under the Piazza
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Interior spaces of the Galleries either side of the piazza
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New Museum Extension to south through Palazzo dei Conservatori:
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Ceremonial steps from west:
Monte Capitolino Ceremonial steps

Sculptures at west end of the piazza:
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Monte Capitolino Roma – images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

Location: Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy




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