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

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RIBApix ref no RIBA113105
Architect/DesignerDella Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Rainaldi, Carlo (1611-1691)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1592
Image Date1954
ViewExterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/163A
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / 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, sculpture, stairs, fountains, palaces