Palazzo Senatorio, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome: the main steps

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RIBApix ref no RIBA112839
Architect/DesignerDella Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Rainaldi, Carlo (1611-1691)
Artist/PhotographerPidgeon, Monica (1913-2009)
Subject Date1592
Image Date1961
Library ReferenceMonica Pidgeon Box 1, 1961, Rome
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Monica Pidgeon / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES; This building is the official seat of the Mayor of Rome. The two colossal Roman statues representing the Nile and Tiber were formerly in Constantine's baths on the Quirinal Hill and were moved here by Michelangelo. The fountain basins were added in 1589 when the Acqua Felice aqueduct reached the hill.

Subject tags

Public buildings, stairs, palaces, Feature: Rome Eternal City