Among all the places, the Capitoline Hill has been and still is the very center of Roman life. Even though it’s the smallest of the seven hills that composes Rome, this is for sure the most important and the most beautiful one. The square as you see it now was designed by Michelangelo in 1546, but he died before the end of the works, which finished only in the 17th Century. Nowadays, Capitoline Square (Piazza del Campidoglio in Italian) is bordered on three sides by elegant buildings. The most important is Palazzo Senatorio, the office of the Roman major. Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo are both part of the Capitoline Museums and can be visited.
How to get there
Metro: Line B (Blue Line) – stop “Colosseo”
Bus: 44, 81, 84, 87, 186, 190, 571, 780, 781, 810, 850 – stop “Piazza Venezia”