Piazza del Campidoglio
Submitted by: aleksandar janicijevic
This intimate space overlooking the Forum is one of the world's premier public squares.
This is a relatively small public square, for pedestrians only, on an ancient spot. It's the only square on the world where all the surrounding buldings are designed by one person: Michelangelo.
What Makes Piazza del Campidoglio a Great Place?
Not to many people are using it, as it is secluded, up on top of a steep hill. This gives it a pleasant atmosphere, ideal for contemplation!
This is a public gathering place and provides access to couple of art museums.
It is an extremly human space, designed having in mind human (pedestrian) proportions.
History & Background
This is by far the best existing public square today. My passion is the many thousand public spaces that I have visited in over 150 countries in my life, from all over the world.
- architectural drawing - elegant map and notes on the history of the square