Capitoline Hill & Piazza del Campidoglio
The Capitoline Hill is the smallest among the 7 hills of Rome. Due to its strategic position, it immediately became the central point for Rome’s major roots and waterways. Therefore, the heart of Ancient Rome developed right there, on the plain between the Imperial Forums and the Tiber River, protected by hill slopes.
The Capitoline Hill has a long history and features several buildings.
For further information and historical facts visit:
The Capitoline Hill before Michelangelo
The Capitoline Hill Today
Find below information about Michelangelo’s Square
|Opening Hours: Always open|
|Best Time To Visit: 8.30am, 5.30pm or 9.00pm|
|Tickets: Not Needed|
|Accessibility: Partially Accessible|
How to Visit
1CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Springtime and Summertime: 8.30am or 5.30pm;
– Fall and Wintertime: from 10.30am to 4.30pm;
2WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Summertime: sneakers, sun cream and a hat;
– Wintertime: sneakers, umbrella and raincoat
Michelangelo’s square located at the top of the Capitoline Hill and known as Piazza del Capidoglio is accessible everyday 24/7.
No tickets are needed to access the square, since this is an outdoor, public space.
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
Unfortunately, Capitoline Hill is not accessibile to wheelchairs.
We hope this will change in the next future.
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How to Reach
1FROM THE CITY CENTER TO PIAZZA DEL CAMPIDOGLIO
Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma
Get directions from Google Maps
Capitoline Hill Historical Facts
According to legend the first settlement on the Capitoline Hill was founded by god Saturn even before Rome’s foundation. Story has it that the Greeks leaded by Hercules arrived in the area, to be followed later by descendants of the Trojans who accompanied Aeneas. Read More…
Capitoline Hill FAQ
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