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The monuments of the capital's glorious past range from ancient Roman ruins to beautiful Baroque churches. There is no shortage of things to do in Rome, and visiting a wonder like the Capitol is one of them. Stay with us and check out everything about this wonderful place!

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Let’s visit the Capitol in Rome?

Rome is the capital of the Republic of Italy, as well as the capital of the province of Lazio. It is one of the most visited cities in the world, as it is full of monuments linked to its history. This city was the heart of the greatest civilization in history, with influences on art, religion, philosophy and laws. The Capitol is certainly one of the most important works in Rome. If we decide to take a trip to Rome, this is a fundamental stop. In this guide we will see how to visit the Capitol of Rome. But after all, let’s visit the Capitol in Rome? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”  Read also: Examples of Itineraries in Italy!

Introduction

The Capitol, from the Latin Capitolium, is one of the seven hills where Romulus built a house to live. It is a famous temple dedicated to Jupiter Capitoline, the city’s supreme divinity, making the same name, “capitoline”, come to mean the main temple of any Roman colony. Victorious guests and military commanders came to the Capitol when they won the honor of triumph. Today, the seat of the Prefecture of Rome, the Capitol has also taken on a generic meaning for seat of the government, of a president, of a parliament or of a city council – among other words, the center of power. Also read What to visit near Rome? The best roundtrips from Rome.

This monument has been restructured and modified many times, and the final result is what we see today. This work was designed by Michelangelo. Since ancient times, the Capitol was one of the most important places in Rome, linked to the historical events of the city, since antiquity it was the basis of Rome’s political and religious activities. The first thing you notice is the grand staircase, where at the top we see a balustrade with the statues of some Dioscuri, symbols of the imperial period.

1) Let’s visit the Capitol in Rome? VISIT THE STATUE OF EMPEROR MARCUS AURELIUS

Right in the center, the equestrian statue of Emperor Marco Aurelios appears. Behind the square, we have the Senate Palace and on the sides, the Conservatives Palace and the New Palace (where the original statue of Marcus Aurelius, from the AD century, is). The positioning of the square helps to understand the evolution of the city, which at the time already turned its back on the vestiges of ancient Rome (place of the past, that is, of a completed historical moment) to look at the new seat of power and government until then: the Vatican. The square was designed in the shape of a trapezoid, to take advantage of an optical and perspective illusion (which makes it seem that the square is much larger). In the center of the square is the statue of Marcus Aurelius, one of the great kings of Rome. On its left, we have the Capitoline Museum and on the right we find the Conservators’ Palace (the two buildings were nicknamed “twin palaces”, as they are identical).

2) Let’s visit the Capitol in Rome? VISIT THE PALACES AND CAPITOL TOWER

In front of the staircase that leads to the square, we have the Senate Palace. The staircase was also designed by Michelangelo, and to further enhance the beauty of this place, the artist decided to place a fountain with the statue of the great Goddess Minerva seated. On top of everything, there is the Capitol Tower, built in the 16th century.

To go up to the Capitol

To go up to the Capitol, you have to go through the great Cordonata – the staircase designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century. The Cordonata provided a more comfortable climb for the riders, and at the top there is the solemn balustrade, on top of several classic marbles placed in the square. Around 1546, Michelangelo built the façade of the Senatorial Palace (the backdrop of the main landscape), with a front staircase with two ramps, framed by the beautiful fountain. To welcome guests, there are the Dioscuri with their horses, which were placed on the balustrade in 1585.

The 3 Palaces

It was Michelangelo himself who designed the square, in the shape of a trapezoid, in the shape of a trapezoid, with the smaller side facing the staircase. Right at the visitors’ entrance, on the front, on the long side, it is the Senatorial Palace, on the right we have the Conservators’ Palace and on the left, the New Palace. It is a cornice formed by three very prestigious palaces, which stand out in the midst of the ruins of Rome, transforming the square into an independent stage, due to its elegance. In the center, there is the statue of Marcus Aurelius on the horse, made in bronze in the year AD 176 and placed here in the 16th century (it is actually a replica, the original version is found in the Conservators’ Palace).

About the Palaces and the Pinacotheca

The Conservators’ Palace and the New Palace are home to the Capitoline Museums – the oldest public sculpture gallery in the world. The first building, initially designed by Buonarroti, was completed by Della Porta. Palacio Novo is from 1655, designed and built by the Rinaldi brothers. The right part of the square is dedicated to Hellenistic and Roman art, among the most famous works we have the statue of Capitoline Venus, the statue of Galata Moribundo, the head of Constantine in the courtyard, Bernini’s Bust of the Medusa and the sculpture of the Boy with Thorn, made in bronze. On the left is the Capitoline Pinacotheca, with a large collection of paintings that goes from the medieval period to the 18th century and houses works of art by Veronese, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Rubens and Pietro of Cortona. LET’S VISIT THE CAPITOLINE MUSEUM? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Useful information

Museums are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (with the exception of January 1st, May 1st and December 25th). Access to the square does not include all the wonders of the Capitol. Nor can you miss the Our Lady’s Basilica in Aracoeli, founded in the 4th century where, according to tradition, Augustus would have received the prophecy of the Redeemer’s arrival from a Sibyl.

To reach the Capitoline Hill, you can walk from Piazza Venezia (Venice Square) or take a bus.

From the Termini station you can take the buses of the lines 40, 64 or 170, or take the subway line B towards Laurentina for two stations to Colosseo. From there, you can choose whether to go on foot to Piazza Venezia (Venice Square), crossing the Imperial Forums, or take the buses of the lines 85, 87, 810 and 850.

From Piazza Barberini (Barberini Square), you can take lines 63 and 95; and from St. Peter’s Square, lines 40, 62 and 64. Also read How to use the subway in Rome? And How to move in Rome using public transportation?

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Hotel I suggest near the Historic Center

If you are passionate about art and would like to stay in the center where you can move around walking, as well as having countless possibilities for places to have lunch / dinner or a snack, I advise you to stay in the historic center. Regions near the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and the Villa Borghese, Piazza Spagna and Piazza Navona can be considered as “historic center”. These are the most expensive areas, but you will be close to everything, literally!

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Hotels that I suggest near the San Giovanni Region

For those who want to find cheaper alternatives in quiet areas, but at the same time close to the means of transport to the center, I suggest the region of San Giovanni or Monti (near the metro stations San Giovanni, Castro Pretorio and Circus Massimo) – which it is a more residential neighborhood; therefore, more economical and quiet! And with just 15 minutes by subway you will be in the center too!

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Hotels I suggest near Vatican City

An interesting area to stay and a little cheaper than the historic center is the Vatican area (Vatican Museums) which is very well connected with everything.

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Hotel I suggest near Termini Station

For those who prefer to stay in neighborhoods that have good access to the rest of the city and at a better price, then you should choose accommodation in the surroundings of Termini Station (from where a dense network of public means of transport starts, serving both: the local people and tourists).

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Hotels that I suggest in Trastevere

For those who prefer to “taste” authentic and characteristic Rome, there is nothing better than booking a hotel in Trastevere (on the outskirts of the city’s historic river), full of typical Roman history and traditions, known for the tortuous streets of sampietrini stones and the centers medieval style housing.

The neighborhood is in the historic center and to the right of the Tevere River, in the midst of a spectacular landscape, where each visitor can observe the countless churches and squares (such as Santa Maria in Trastevere). In addition, this neighborhood offers several local restaurants and canteens for those who want to try typical Roman cuisine.

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How to get to the Capitol?


1) How to get to the Capitol? BY AIRPLANE

Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, Fiumicino and G.B. Pastine Airport, Ciampino.

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2) How to get to the Capitol? BY TRAIN

Termini Station or Tiburtina Station. Did you know that Trenitalia is the main Italian company dedicated to the management of railway transport? Find out here “What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?”.

3) How to get to the Capitol? BY BUS

There are several connections with Rome to the main Italian cities. Almost all long distance services end in front of the metro stations – the main ones are Tiburtina and EUR Fermi.

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Conclusion

Lets go to visit Capitol in Rome? Rome is a wonderful place. The monuments of the capital’s glorious past range from ancient Roman ruins to beautiful Baroque churches. There is no shortage of things to do in Rome – and visiting a wonder like the Capitol is one of them.

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