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Rome Guide: Campidoglio

Campidoglio is the Italian name for the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven most famous hills of Rome, located in the very heart of the city. The Piazza del Campidoglio and the three palaces overlooking it – the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the Senatorio and the Nuovo – have been designed by the brilliant genius of Michelangelo, one of the most ...

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Rome Guide: Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums are a set of archaeological museums housed in three Palaces overlooking Piazza del Campidoglio, in Rome. The Palaces are: Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Nuovo, built in different centuries but each according to Michelangelo Buonarroti’s designs, who conceived an overall plan for the Square. Inaugurated in 1734, the Capitoline Museums were the first museums in the ...

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