The Capitol

Monuments of Rome with photos

The Capitol -

Location and History

Placed on the Capitoline Hill, it suffered during the centuries various remaking until it assumed the actual shape, according to Michelangelo's project .Since the ancient times it was a very important place for the life of the City, being first, a religious centre, and then, the seat of Roman Senate. Today it is the Town Hall.


You can reach the Capitol by the great flight of steps built according to Michelangelo's designs. At the top of the stairs there is a balustrade whith the statues of Dioscuri raised during the imperial period. You can admire in the middle of the trapezoidal square Marcus Aurelius's statue, on its left the "Palazzo Nuovo", seat of Capitoline museum, on its right the "Palazzo dei Conservatori" and behind the statue the "Palazzo Senatorio" with its beautiful stairs realized by Michelangelo, and the fountain with the ancient statue of sitting Minerva. The Capitoline Tower, erected in the 16th century, overlooks the "Palazzo Senatorio".

  • Realization by

Bernardo Gambarelli di Matteo
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Giacomo Della Porta

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Foro di Cesare Distance: 40 meters

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Monument to Vittorio Emmanuele II
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Palazzo Colonna Distance: 428 meters

Palazzo dei Conservatori Distance: 94 meters

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Palazzo Nuovo Distance: 29 meters

Palazzo Venezia
Distance: 264 meters

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Santa Maria di Loreto Distance: 241 meters

Santa Maria in Aracoeli Distance: 20 meters

Santa Maria in Campitelli Distance: 40 meters

Santi Luca e Martina Distance: 72 meters

  • Nearby museums

Colonna Gallery
Distance: 392 meters

Capitoline Museums: Capitoline Museum
Distance: 43 meters

Museum of Palazzo Venezia Distance: 264 meters

Distance: 12 meters

Distance: 112 meters


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