Campidoglio or Monte Capitolino is one of Rome’s seven hills. Between 1536 and 1546, Pope Paul III requested Michelangelo to redesign the old square, building three palaces around it. The artist did not finish all the projects, the façade of Palazzo dei Conservatori, for example, was completed by Giacomo della Porta. Today the square houses the important Capitoline Museum in two of these three palaces. In this museum you can see the famous Lupa Capitolina, the sculpture that represents the wolf feeding Remo and Romulo, the brothers who founded Rome. It offers great views of the Forum and the Coliseum.
Piazza del Campidoglio
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