Photo taken in Piazza del Campidoglio , probably from the upper balustrade of Palazzo Senatorio , the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius (now a copy) stands out in the center of the square. Still present to the right and left of the corded are the buildings close to the hill. I had already published a previous photo of a few years, but this one has a superb quality, with the ZOOM you can reach Piazza d’Aracoeli .


The remains of the ancient Tabularium were reused as their own fortified residence by the Corsi family. With the birth of the municipal institutions, in 1144 the palace became the seat of the reconstituted Roman Senate, as Palazzo Senatorio. It underwent various modifications and additions up to the project of arrangement of the Campidoglio square wanted by Pope Paul III and entrusted to Michelangelo. The Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo, the current headquarters of the Capitoline Museums, were then built. The famous equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius and a new access stairway, the Cordonata, had already been placed in the square built according to Michelangelo’s project, which also allowed the ascent on horseback, thanks to the low and sloping steps.