Piazza del Campidoglio – Splendid Squares of Rome (Part 2)

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Michelangelo’s vision is weaved into the design of Campidoglio Square and the surrounding buildings on the Capitoline Hill.

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The Capitoline Hill was equivalent of the ancient Greek acropolis. Several important Roman temples are built on Capitoline Hill.

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Similar to most of Michelangelo’s project, the commissioner was thrilled to accept artist’s proposals which exceeded all expectations.

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It is a story of shifting the center of the world. Such an ambitious project could not have happened over night. That it took 400 years to be completed, would have been a great surprise even to the artist himself.

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