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Campidoglio, Roma, Italy, 2001[open in full screen]  

 
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Campidoglio is the most magnificent square in the world, according to our evaluation method. Square is designed by Michelangelo Buonaroti, the famous renaissance architect, sculptor and painter. This space is located on the Palatine Hill, one of the seven famous Roman hills. The hill was earlier known as Mons Saturnius, dedicated to the god Saturn.

  Michelangelo was forced to place ancient Roman equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the middle of the piazza set in a paved oval field.

With its superb human proportions and unbeatable level of comfort it is the most fabulous place in Rome, especially near the end of the day with an unbelievable sunset and a view of the whole city. It is a perfect example of what a city square should be.

  Even with all the contemporary problems that cities all over the world, including Rome of course, are facing preservation and usage of Campidoglio is exemplary.

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sociability
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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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social
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comfort
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residential
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image
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courtyard
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tourist value
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with park
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