Love this Square on top of Capitoline Hill, designed by Michelangelo in the 1500s. Trapezoidal theme with an oval geometric design laid into the ground to give it an optical allusion of being larger than it really is. Very active during the day with city government housed in the center building and the popular, Capitoline Museums on either side. Lots of places to sit and soak in the history and ambiance of Rome and to admire the beautiful statutes dating back to the 1st century.
Piazza del Campidoglio! Look and stay with her mouth open! is one of Michelangelo's masterpieces!
One of the most beautiful, and under-rated, places in the best city in the world.
I absolutely loved it here. Whether during the day, the sunset or at night, Piazza del Campidoglio is beautiful and offers an amazing view of Piazza Venezia and much of Rome. Walk to the side of the Musei Capitolini to find a little quiet area where you can sit and watch the sun set over Rome. Amazing.
The Capitoline Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome, where was settled the ancient citadel of the earliest Romans. The Capitoline has many level of ancient ruins covered by Medieval and Reinassance palaces that are nowadays hosting ' Musei Capitolini'. The Renaissance square was designed by Michelangelo. It is a really magic pace. You could visit the museums and then take a rest in the square looking all around at panorama.... Really amazing.
Didn't get too much time to explore unfortunately, but we did get to quickly realise that we didn't actually have the time (or effort, we were very tired after a long day) to climb all of those stairs. Perhaps it's better to come here when you're not exhausted after a great day out in Rome!