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Piazza del Campidoglio

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Piazza del Campidoglio

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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AMohsen wrote a review Jan 2021
Port Said, Egypt391 contributions321 helpful votes
This is another location combining wonderful sculptures and masterpieces and a well-engineered elegant square.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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dapper777 wrote a review Jul 2020
Monaco25,903 contributions2,549 helpful votes
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You cannot go to Rome and miss it: from the Michelangelo staircase you can have a spendid view of the whole city and The Forum. The design of the square is stunning , as are the details. During the visit of Emperor Charles I to Rome in 1536, Pope Paul III Farnese was ashamed of the bad state of the Capitoline hill and decided to ask Michelangelo to design a new square. Michelangelo designed the square by orienting it towards St. Peter's Basilica, which at the time was the political center of the city. He also took care of the construction of another palace (Palazzo Nuovo) and redesigned Palazzo dei Conservatori, harmonizing both with the Palazzo Senatorio. In the center an imposing bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius was installed (the original is now located in the Palazzo dei Conservatori). The statue that we can currently observe in the square is a faithful reproduction of it. The Piazza del Campidoglio is one of the main tourist attractions in the city, not only for its location, but also because the Capitoline Museums are located there. On the corner between Palazzo Senatorio and Palazzo Nuovo you can also see the sculpture of the Capitoline Wolf of the legend of Romulus and Remus. A must see.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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inthecityintherain wrote a review Jul 2020
Los Angeles, California1,351 contributions93 helpful votes
Don't hurry through the Piazza del Campidoglio on your way to the Capitoline Museums! Make sure to take in the piazza itself, and remark at Michelangelo's simple, lovely design. The original statue of Marcus Aurelius is now inside the Capitoline Museums. The one in the piazza is a replica. Great views of the piazza are available from the windows in the upper level of the Palazzo Nuovo.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Malgorzata wrote a review Apr 2020
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Capitol Hill is one of the seven hills on which Rome is located.  It is a place where 2500 years of history permeate, from ancient Rome, to the present day. At the top of the hill you can find a beautiful square designed by Michelangelo, where the center you can see the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. There is also a she-wolf column, a symbol of Rome. Realy magnificent view of the Roman Forum from the back of the square . Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jonathon Green wrote a review Feb 2020
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Set on a hill above the city. Designed by Michelangelo in 1538.Best approach is from the cordonata staircase from piazza senateorio.Beautiful equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the centre.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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