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Piazza Del Campidoglio (Rome)

Piazza Del Campidoglio (Rome)

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Piazza Del Campidoglio

Piazza Del Campidoglio (Rome)

Piazza Del Campidoglio (Rome)Piazza del Campidoglio - the central area of ​​the Capitoline Hill is the work of genius Michelangelo Buonarroti. Both the geometric figures in the square and the exterior of the facades of the surrounding buildings were designed by the great Renaissance artist. Michelangelo also designed the magnificent Cordonata staircase that leads to the square. At the height of his fame, the great architect was hired by Pope Paul Farnese III, who wanted the symbol of the new Rome to impress Charles V, who was expected in 1538. This gave him the opportunity to build a monumental civil square for a large city, as well as restore the greatness of Rome. The first projects of Michelangelo for the area and remodeling of the surrounding palaces date back to 1536. His plan was extremely extensive. He emphasized the appeal of the classical orientation of Capitoline Hill in a symbolic gesture that turned the Roman community center away from the Roman Forum in the direction of papal Rome and the Christian church in the form of St. Peter’s Basilica. This half-circle turn can also be seen as Michelangelo’s desire to turn to a new, developing part of the city, and not to the ancient ruins of the past. Although the overall design was completed in the middle of the XVI century by order of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. The actual completion of Piazza del Campidogli dates from the 17th century. The statue of the rider, which stands in the middle of the square, is a statue of Marcus Aurelius of the II century. This is a copy of the actual statue, which is located in the Palazzo Nuovo.

 

 

 

Piazza Del Campidoglio (Rome)

 

 

 

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