Piazza del Campidoglio volume I

On top of Capitoline Hill is the first modern designed square in Rome, the story goes that it was built after the visit to Rome of Emperor Charles I in 1536. Pope Paul III Farnese, embarrassed by the appearance of the hill Miguel Angel asked to design a new square, according to the majesty of the city and the result was the Piazza del Campidoglio.

Marcos AurelioThe design of Michelangelo took as a priority target the square to the Basilica of San Pedro, which at that time represented the political center of the city. Among the ideas of Michelangelo they were also building another palace and redesign the Palace of the Conservatives, according to provide great harmony Palazzo Senatorio.

To give the place an impressive touch an imposing statue of Marcus Aurelius in bronze , which currently is protected in the Palace of the Conservatives and was installed in the square is located an excellent replica to amaze visitors .

If you want to continue to hear this wonderful place you do not stop reading, the second part of this release.