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THE CAPITOL

The project of five hundred of the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo Buonarroti thought that direct it to the Basilica of St. Peter thus setting a reversed perspective. At the center of the copy of the statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. After the restoration was completed in 1990, the original is kept on the ground floor of the Capitoline Museum. The Senatorial Palace, is the seat of the City Council of Rome. The Palace of the Conservators, right, was begun again by Michelangelo and finished by Della Porta. On the left side of the square is the Picture Gallery, which houses an important exhibition of painting from the Middle Ages to the 18th century: among the authors exposed Titian, Veronese, Pietro da Cortona, Caravaggio, Rubens. The stairway to the Capitol, built by Michelangelo, is of particular beauty, as well as the fountain with the ancient statue of Minerva sitting. At the top stands the Tower of the Capitol of the sixteenth century.

The Capitol has been since ancient times an important place for the city's life, first as a religious center and later as a place of power when you settled the senate of Rome.

TERRACE ALTAR OF THE HOMELAND
Inside the monumental space accessible on the side of Piazza Venezia at the end of the steps of the Capitol Square is available elevator leading to the rooftop situated 81 meters in height. Input 7 euro from 9.30 to 16.30