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Colle Capitolino

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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy

The political and religious center of ancient Rome, this is the smallest,...

The political and religious center of ancient Rome, this is the smallest, but the most famous, of the Seven Hills of Rome, which features the Senate.

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Great museum, and beautiful views

The museum is excellent, history for everyone to enjoy. The location of the museum is what makes it special, perched on a hill with great panoramic views. There are also some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is excellent, history for everyone to enjoy. The location of the museum is what makes it special, perched on a hill with great panoramic views. There are also some great restaurants and shops down the front, wide staircase that are worth checking out. Definately a must see in Rome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend to climb the stairs, which are so broad so that horses could climb these too. On top the beautiful square with the impressive statue of the horse riding Marcus Aurelius. You have a good view over Rome and around the corner a great view over the Forum Romanum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Capitoline Hill is impressive. This area, encompassed by the Monument to Vittorinano Emanuele II (the big, white wedding cake of a complex) and the Capitoline Museums, is generally thought to be "Capitoline Hill". In history, there were medieval as well as ancient civilizations located here; much was eliminated in the massive modern building projects but some bits and pieces survived.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Burn the pizza and walk the steps up to the Capitol Hill, where you can find statue of the Wolf with Romulus and Remus and great views over ancient monuments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

You can have great views of the Ancient parts from here and the best part of it is that it is totally free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

If you are in Rome, in a hurry and on a budget, then this should be a place which you should come to visit, since it offers a wonderful view of the entire Forum, a square (Campidoglio) designed by Michelangelo and the location of prime historical significance for ancient Rome, all in one place : the Capitoline Hill.There is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is one of the 7 and most important hills in Rome. The wide staircase called Cordonata leading to the Piazza at the top were designed by Michelangelo. The place itself is like a museum and aptly houses museums too. Unfortunately, they were closed when we reached the place. The famous Jupiter Temple was built here. The famous she-wolf statue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Capitolini Museums bracket this square at the top of famously designed steps by Michelangelo. Part of an ancient citadel, the Capitoline Hill is worth the stop as long as you're in the area. The statues are colossal in size and amazing in their detail. We did not have time to visit the museums, but I'm told they're a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The hill between the Forum and the Campius Martius was a citadel (Arx Capitolina) where sentries were posted to watch the signals from the Janiculum hill in the case of approaching enemies. It is one of the Seven Hills of Rome, the geographical heart of Rome, within the city’s walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

It's a place were you can enjoy ancient, medieval and Reinesance history. Michelangelo devised a monumental wide-ramped stair that gradually is ascending the hill to reach the high piazza The railings are topped by the statues of two Egyptian lions in black basalt at their base and the marble renditions of Castor and Pollux at their top.

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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