• April 26, 2019

Campidoglio

Campidoglio

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The Capitoline Hill is one of the seven ancient hills in Rome originally dedicated to roman gods, can be found in the heart of the city just behind the colossal monument of Victor Emanuel II. The current square was remodeled in the 16thcentury by the renaissance artist Michelangelo as a request by the Farnese Pope Paul III. The statue of Marcus Aurelius located in the center of the square is one of the best preserved statues in the world erected in the 2ndcentury AD. As common practice ancient bronze statues used to be melted down as a reuse of materials for coins and new statues.  It’s the only fully surviving bronze pre-christian roman statue in the world which can be admired inside the Capitoline Museums, considered the very first museum in the world.