The magnificent Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by the genius of Michelangelo, is marked on the two sides by the Conservative Palace and the Palazzo Nuovo, which converge at the Senate Palace, and it is preceded by a ramp, a stairway whose construction has moved the original orientation of the square.
These beautiful buildings house one of the most important museum exhibition in Rome: the Capitoline Museums, where great sculptures and paintings are kept and preserved.
With the reopening of some underground passages, it is now possible to reach the other two wings of the museum through a very suggestive path.
Ancient bronzes and sculptures of inestimable value, such as the Capitoline Venus, the Gaul, the bronze of Marcus Aurelius, originally placed in the centre of the square by Michelangelo, the Bust of Medusa by Bernini, constitute the museum's artistic heritage, in addition to the frescoes that decorate the interior and the exhibits in the Gallery. Here, it is possible to admire some evidence dating back from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, with spearheads such as Guercino and Caravaggio.
From the Terrace Caffarelli, while comfortably sitting at the bar enjoying a coffee or a drink, it is also possible to admire a spectacular view of Rome.