The Capitoline Hill may be the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome, but it certainly was important to the ancient Romans who believed that it was indestructible, and adopted it as a symbol of eternity

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Capitoline Hill, Rome

The Capitoline Hill may be the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome, but it certainly was important to the ancient Romans who believed that it was indestructible, and adopted it as a symbol of eternity.

The Capitoline Hill may be the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome, but it certainly was important to the ancient Romans who believed that it was indestructible, and adopted it as a symbol of eternity. Located between the Forum and the Campus Martius, it was home to several classical temples - Temple of Juno Moneta, Temple of Virtus, Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus, and the Temple of Saturn at the foot of hill. Though it fell into disuse during the Middle Ages, it was spectacularly revived during the Renaissance with Michelangelo's plans for the Piazza del Campidoglio, which is surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance palaces including the Capitoline Museums. Explore the magnificent square and its impressive surroundings with one of the various Capitoline Hill tours.

Take the Cordonata stairs from Via del Teatro di Marcello to the Campidoglio Square. Note the black basalt sculptures of 2 Egyptian lions flanking the entrance, and the marble sculptures of Castor and Pollux at the exit. The square is surrounded by the Capitoline Museums (housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo), and the Palazzo Senatorio which is the city hall of Rome, built on top of the ancient Tabularium which had once housed the archives of Rome. On the square are a fountain with allegorical figures of Tiber, Nile and Minerva, and a bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. The 16th century Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, a part of the Capitoline Museums, stands just off the square.

The highest point on the hill is occupied by the 12th century Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, which houses relics of Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, minor relics from the Holy Sepulchre, and the images of Nostro Signora di Mano di Oro di Aracoeli and Santo Bambino of Aracoeli.

The Piazza Venezia at the foot of the hill is the city's central hub which lies at the intersection of several major thoroughfares. It has the Altare della Patria, an imposing monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy.


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About Capitoline Hill

 Piazzale Caffarelli, 00186 Roma, Italy

Capitoline Hill and Nearby Sights on Map

Palazzo dei Conservatori

Also based on a Michelangelo architectural plan, this compact gallery is well endowed in classical sculpture and paintings

Musei Capitolini

St. Peter's Basilica

Towering over the skyline of the Vatican City, the Basilica of Saint Peter is one of the largest and most renowned churches in the world

Piazza del Campidoglio

On top of the Capitol hill, the piazza was designed by Michelangelo

Tabularium

The remains of the ancient Roman archives, where Cicero and Seneca did research

Altare della Patria

The Altare della Patria or Altar of the Father honors Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy and Father of the Fatherland

Santa Maria in Aracoeli

The Basilica of St

Mamertine Prison

Leaders of Rome's defeated enemies were imprisoned here where they either died of starvation or strangulation

Piazza Venezia

More of an enormous traffic circle than a piazza, but a good central location

Trajan's Column