Central Plaza of the Capitol Hill known as Piazza Del Campidoglio is a product of Michelangelo genius. Both geometric paving and appearance of the facades of the surrounding buildings were designed by Renaissance artist. Michelangelo also designed magnificent staircase Cordonata that leads up to the Piazza. Even though the general design was completed in the mid- 16th century on the orders of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V actual completion date back to the 17th century. Statue of on the horseback that stands in the middle of the square is that of Marcus Aurelius of the 2nd century. It is a copy of an actual statue that is housed in the Palazzo Nuovo.