Unbelievable, but true! Until the 1960s, an eagle and a she-Wolf, the symbols of Rome, were locked up in a cage at the foot of the Campidoglio Hill.
The Campidoglio, is the smallest of the seven hills of Rome and is the hill on which Rome was founded. The Campidoglio is also the seat of the municipality of Rome. It was designed by Michelangelo in the sixteenth century. At the center of the trapezoidal square is the statue of Marcus Aurelius. The…
Campidoglio The smallest of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, Capitoline Hill is the most important. At the center of politics and religion in Rome, it solidified itself as the symbol of rome's reign. While the Capitoline Museums are home to Roman statues, inscriptions and other artifacts.
By the commission of Pope Paul III in the mid-16th century, Michelangelo renovated two palaces and designed a third, creating the Piazza del Campidoglio that modern museum-goers experience. The Capitoline Museums occupy two of the palaces, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, which face each…
Beautiful square with a central bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor. The Capitoline Museums host the famous bronze Capitoline Wolf with Romolus and Remus, the symbol of Rome!
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Point of Interest
“The Unique square with the beautiful fountain of the Four Rivers designed and built by Bernini, originally was a Stadium. Piazza Navona, at the time of ancient Rome, was the "Stadium of Domitian" and could accommodate 30,000 spectators. The stadium was used exclusively for athletics competitions. In ancient times the square was concave, the closures of the three fountains were blocked and the water came out in order to flood the square where water games were organized”
“ At the beginning of the seventh century the Pantheon was converted into a Christian basilica called Santa Maria della Rotonda or Santa Maria ad Martyres , which allowed it to survive almost intact to the plundering inflicted by the popes on the buildings of classical Rome. It enjoys the rank of minor bascilica. The inhabitants of Rome popularly called it Rotonna.("la Rotonda"), from which the name of the square and of the street in front [”
“The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) and the Palatine Hill are located in the same archaeological area and count as one admission. The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill are adjacent to each other and you can walk freely between the two. Both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill have separate entrances. The entrance ticket also gives you entrance to the Colosseum next to both and is valid for two days covering all three attractions.”
“you should drop the coin in this fountain if you want to come back to ethernsl city😅”