the capitoline hill

The Capitoline Hill

explore the campidoglio

The Capitoline Hill was the fortress of Romulus's Rome. The northern peak was the site of the Temple of Juno Moneta, while the southern peak, sacred to Jupiter, became the site of the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus. On the summit of Capitoline Hill, there is the Piazza del Campidoglio, the first modern square designed in Rome by Michelangelo. The square is framed by three palaces: the Palazzo Senatorio, the Palazzo dei Conservatori, and the Palazzo Nuovo. Moreover, the Piazza del Campidoglio, is well-known for its closeness to the Capitoline Museums and the sculpture of the Capitoline Wolf, located between the Palazzo Senatorio and Palazzo Nuovo. However, the original bronze sculpture is housed in the Capitoline Museums.

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