Seat of the Municipality of the city of Rome
It stands on the smallest of the seven hills of Rome, but not for this the least important, in history it was a main political and religious fulcrum, during the Republican period it housed several temples with a view of the Roman Forum.
After their collapse in the Middle Ages, the first palaces were built: Senatorium palace Now home to the offices of the Mayor of Rome and the two twin buildings: Conservatori's palace and new palace, today the Capitoline Museums.
Capitol square was designed by Michelangelo from 1537-39 and can be reached through an imposing staircase. The hill has a double summit, on the right side we find the medieval church of Santa Maria d'Aracoeli.